The Weizenkorn Wooden Musical Boxes are individually handcrafted and hand painted by artists from within the Weizenkorn Foundation, making each music box wonderfully unique and the perfect keepsake. Each Weizenkorn Musical Box plays a traditional german melody by plucking the prongs of a metal comb attached to a rotating cylinder, similar to the music boxes of the 18th century. Made to last and a simple way for children to play music.
Each variant plays a different melody as listed below.
- Bears: Children’s lullaby “La Le Lu”
- Clown: Frère Jaques
- Dog: Hopp, Hopp, Hopp
Dimensions: 9 × 7 cm
The Weizenkorn Foundation based in Basel, Switzerland, is a social enterprise which supports and employs over 300 young men and women with psychological impairments who are unable to find meaningful work via traditional methods. The diverse workshops of the Weizenkorn Foundation are accompanied by 80 team members as well as an internal social service to help these young men and women strengthen their existing skills and to improve employability in the private sector. The structured workshops run by the Weizenkorn Foundation not only cover areas such as sales, accounting and gastronomy but also focus on wooden toy design, creation and production. Every Weizenkorn car, plane and puzzle is crafted in its entirety within the Weizenkorn Foundation, from initial idea to the end product, giving the impaired men and women a sense of achievement, acceptance and self worth which in itself is priceless.