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Graupner Holzminiaturen (wood miniatures) was founded by Ronald and Kordula Graupner in 1986. Together with his wife, Ronald set up a workshop in Crottendorf, in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) where they have been creating the most beautiful wooden range of Christmas ornaments, decorations, music boxes, candle holders and incense burners for more than 30 years.
Ronald is in charge of the technical side of the business overlooking the special machines that he invented and built himself which cut and create all the small wooden parts. Kordula is passionate about paints and colours so not only does she decide every colour combination but also creates every single shade of paint herself. Graupner Holzminiaturen only uses stains and paints which are certified for toy manufacturing and comply with DIN EN71 standards. Recently, Ronald’s and Kordula’s daughter Elisabeth joined the family business after completing her degree in media and communication studies and working in Berlin for 10 years. As the new brand manager of the company, she has brought some fresh air to the business and has improved the social media presence of Graupner Holzminiaturen.
Each finished piece of their collection consists of up to 100 tiny parts that are carefully and individually put together with brushes, tweezers and a steady hand. Details such as faces and whiskers are painted by hand, making every single piece unique. Graupner sources all their hardwoods such as maple, birch and cottonwood from regional and sustainably managed forests. Graupner’s beautiful pieces are carefully packaged and any plastic material has been banned to protect the environment.
Please note that these beautiful creations are for display only and are not designed to be played with.