LIMITED “RAINBOW EDITION” – a special anniversary edition to celebrate 100 years of Stockmar.
In one hundred years since STOCKMAR began, some things have changed, and some things haven’t: Everything STOCKMAR is and does began with people, and the way they develop their products and look at the world, continues to revolve around people. With a focus on people at their central core, innovation and evolution naturally arise, when looking out into the future. This is an important aspect of STOCKMAR, striving to meet the people of the world in a changing landscape, while continuing to uphold the qualities inherent in their products and never loosing sight of the child and the person, as the central focus.
Why the rainbow? The rainbow symbolizes hope, tolerance and diversity worldwide – values which STOCKMAR feels deeply connected. The six colours in the STOCKMAR logo represent diversity, while the gold and silver reflect the celebratory character of their anniversary year.
And never forgetting the bees, the crayons in this special edition are made from beeswax supplied by beekeepers in the north of Germany, who practice ethical, sustainable bee-keeping. Beeswax is valued as a gift from the bees, and as with all STOCKMAR products just enough is used, and never too much.
Our Special Anniversary Rainbow edition, includes six stick crayons (01 carmine, 04 gold yellow, 05 lemon yellow, 06 yellow green, 10 ultramarine and 12 red violet) and two block crayons (25 gold and 26 silver) in a special edition tin featuring the Stockmar horse design.
The horse on the tin has a special story. It has been a companion to generations of STOCKMAR children. Originally drawn by Hans Stockmar’s granddaughter, who taught children with special needs. From 1966, her original illustration, which she drew at 10 years old, dominated the crayon tin. The horse on the tin links generations of Waldorf pupils and artists together, and became an integral part of the company’s identity. The horse on the anniversary tin is a reinterpretation by artist Rop van Mierl as his homage to the original “Begine’s horse”. As a Waldorf student, he came into contact with Begine’s horse at an early age and it made a lasting impression on him.