⋒ Storytelling with the feel
and scent of wood ⋒
Sobre la marca:
Cisco, the third generation of carpenters in his family, always knew that he wanted to work in the art of building objects with wood. As a teenager he started working at his grandfather’s carpenter’s workshop and together with his father, he has been building furniture all his life. Cisco has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and has always felt inspired to use his woodwork skills to create art, such as sculptures and unique furniture designs. It wasn’t until he became a father that he felt inspired to make toys for his daughter.
It began when Cisco started carving a doll out of a stick that he and his daughter had found in the forest during one of their daily walks. Together they built tiny shacks out of the logs and leaves they collected. The wooden figure was given a beautiful oak leaf for a tail. How much fun would it be to collect a different tail during each forest walk? Different leaves from each new season, with different colors and from different trees? And so, the idea of Guineuoak was born: (guineu means fox in Catalan) a lively and versatile toy that inspires parents and kids to participate in the game.
Our toys are carefully and individually handmade by Cisco, which makes each piece different and unique. Violeta helps in the finishing of the pieces and the packaging design.
We make our own water dyes with soil and non-toxic plant-based pigments. We also create our own mixture of beeswax and almond oil to varnish our toys. This natural varnish gives the wood a soft and shiny natural finish, without using chemicals. Therefore, our pieces are completely safe for children! Even for those little ones that like chewing on them!
From design to the finished product, our toys are manufactured in our family workshop in our home, in the valley of Montseny, Catalunya. We insist on having complete control over the process of making our toys, to offer a sustainable, unique, durable quality toy that your kid will enjoy for a long time.
We believe that the best way to learn is by playing and our goal is to create toys that are fun at the same time they are educational. We are passionate about books and that’s why a lot of our toys are inspired by classic literature books. What better way to pass on our love for reading through toys, learning about stories while playing and even creating tales of your own with the feel and scent of the wood.