From Myriad’s very beginning in 1998, Grimms (then known as Spiel & Holz Design) toys have been an integral part of the Myriad range of playthings. We discovered their natural wooden blocks sold singly in a natural department store in the northern German town of Kappeln back in 1997. Our two children took to the natural, organic shapes with hand sanded edges. You could see the makers hands in each piece. Back in those days, Spiel & Holz Design was a small business run from Klaus Haist’s basement. Now, Grimms is an internationally renowned company in the natural and creative play sector and their toys are found all over the world.
Grimms produce natural and sustainable wooden toys whose simple and reduced design together with beautiful colouring and inviting surface feel are suited to all ages and will be played with over and over again. They excel at making stunning designed open ended toys that are versatile and can be played with in countless ways.
Many products are sanded by hand, which gives them a different look and feel to machined products. Grimms only use plant based oils and water based colours to finish their products to enhance the vibrant expression of the wood. Grimms products are simply unique!
A characteristic of Grimms wooden toys is the velvety surface resulting from the use of colour glaze that penetrates into the wood, leaving a matte finish rather than a glossy one. The individual pieces are dipped by hand into the stain and Grimms intentionally do not put a final protective coating on it to preserve the positive characteristics of the wood. This method guarantees that toys stack more easily with greater play possibilities, and children feel and experience the natural wood textures and structure while playing.
Grimms colours are non-toxic, water based stains that are absolutely harmless and tested in-depth for colour fastness in contact with saliva. Grimms use wood sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe. Alder, lime, beech and maple trees. All colours and oils used are certified in accordance with the EN 71 and CPSIA/ASTM 963 standards and are completely harmless. The fabrics of Grimms dolls are Oeko-Tex certified.
Myriad are proud to be a long standing retailer and we offers a very large selection of the Grimms range. We stock over 200 different Grimms products including the Grimms rainbow tunnel, Grimms rainbow friends, Grimms geometric puzzles and Grimms birthday rings.
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