Children’s Kitchen

Norbert Verneuer


A full-function wooden kitchen is a staple in every Waldorf kindergarten classrooms. Lovingly made by hand and treated with natural oils, waxes and glazes, a beautiful heirloom wooden kitchen feels very different to a child’s hands.

The children's kitchen is equipped with a removal sink, rotatable taps, and two burner stoves. The oven door can be opened and the baking sheet (made with poplar plywood) can be taken out. The kitchen can be easily cleaned by a moist towel.  

Note: The kitchen utensils are decoration and are not included in the set.

Size: 80x36x36cm (Stovetop height: 47cm)
Material: Alder

About Norbert Verneuer

Norbert Verneuer of Billerbeck, Germany, founded his toymaking workshop in 1988 based on the belief that "Good wooden toys should not be a disposable item!" His work has been guided by four principles:

  1. High quality wood: Always use wood sourced locally, such as pine, beech, alder etc. Later he utilized FSC-ceritifed wood exclusively.
  2. Carefully organic contour: The shape of wooden toys will be deduced from nature. Round and rolling shapes of toys stimulate the creative thinking more than straight cutted and square-edged forms.
  3. Faithful expression of wood: The treatment of surface will be limited to natural oil with resin, wax and natural colors. The children should be able to see and feel with their hands the texture of the wood.
  4. Safety: Careful planning and a faithful workmanship ensures safety. All Verneuer toys fulfil the European Standard EN 71.

High quality toys should trigger a child’s curiosity so that she would explore the toy’s shape, colour, surface, function etc. She would then reenactment situations from her daily life, but infused with wild imagination. Toys that offer a child the space to create can be a companion for a long time.

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