Stockmar is well known for their wax crayons with beeswax and water colour paints. You'll also find their modeling beeswax and all their other products made with the same extraordinary quality and tradition.
The Hans Stockmar Company was founded in northern Germany in 1922, and initially offered beekeeping supplies and candles. Over time, and in cooperation with Waldoft school art teachers, the company developed many other products, notably including modelling beeswax, wax crayons, water colour paints and decorative wax sheets.
Eventually, Stockmar products became known around the world for their uncompromised quality and production in adherence to high pedagogical, artistic, social and enviromental standrads. Moreover, they are regularly subjected to testing by independent laboraties in Germany to insure their safely and purity.
The heart of Stockmar's product development is based on the sensory development of the child as understood by Rudolf Steiner. To Mercurius, this is of upmost importance, as these days the primary sensory experience is becoming less essential.
All Stockmar products are development based on the extended version of Goethe's "Theory of Colours". Almost all of Stockmar's prodcuts come in this wide range of colours and that the colours in the individual products match. We refer to this as the Stockmar Colour Harmony and allows the different products in the range to be mixed and remain harmonious.
For more than 50 years, Choroi-musicians, teachers, therapists, instrument makers and co-workers have developed innovative music instruments which can lead to new experience. On one hand they are designed for a heightened listening perception. One becomes aware of a more subtle sound quality, of the materials from which they are made and of the space in which they resound. On the other hand, Choroi is developing instruments which are easy to manage and to play for everyone, adults and children. With Choroi instruments, music-making becomes infinite, which is especially important for the healthy development of children.
Choroi instruments are created by inspired instrument builders across ten independent, non-profit workshops around Europe. All Choroi instruments are made in team work by experienced instrument builders and disabled or socially disadvantaged people, who, in this way, make an important cultural contribution. Elaborate and patient hand work is as important for the making of a good instrument as it is to select high quality materials.
Today, Choroi is known worldwide for its innovative, high quality musical instruments. All wooden Choroi Musical Instruments use solid European wood with a linseed oil finish.
Auris (meaning 'belonging to the ear'), is a Swedish company who have been making high quality musical instruments since 1978.
All Auris instruments are designed by the original owner and director Kjell Andersson. Along side the devoted instrument work, Auris also has a social commitment. Since 1988, with the help of special adapted machines, a group of handicapped young people work side by side in a meaningful way in the production of the instruments.
Auris instruments can be found all over the world, with 95% of the production exported. They are valued by music therapists, in classrooms and by individuals with a ear for quality music.
Dipam makes high quality artisanal beeswax candles from this renewable resource. Dipam makes every effort to use materials in its products and packaging that are sustainably produced and environmentally-friendly.
Dipam is a small organization employing up to 10 people to meet their demand. They provide work experience placements to people who have been out of work for various reasons. Dipam also partners with institutes for disabled people who perform meaningful tasks at the workshop, such as packaging products.
Dipam brings summer sunlight into your room with candles made of 100% beeswax.
Nanchen Dolls are handmade by a team of 15 doll makers in a small workshop in Martinhagen, Germany. The doll's faces are individually hand-painted, giving each doll its own unique character.
The dolls are made exclusively from natural materials produced from controlled organic cultivation and organic farming. Each doll is hand-made from organic cotton and stuffed with Organic Bioland pure new wool. All have simple, sweet features fostering creativity and imaginative play.