Alfred Trauffer’s little woodcarving workshop
Alfred Trauffer did his woodcarving apprenticeship between 1927 and 1929. The profession on his diploma is stated as “Bear Carver“ – a profession which has long since disappeared.
From 1938 onwards he developed and designed wooden toys for children. Solid and robust toys which were easily comprehended by children. Timeless and absolutely unique.
Alfred Trauffer’s little woodcarving workshop has gone on to become one of Switzerland’s largest producers of wooden toys. The production process has been continually developed and modernised –
the carving knife has given way to more efficient, motorised machines but Alfred Trauffer’s spirit and idealism has remained.
Our trained woodcarvers now carve the fine details on the animals and figures of the new EDITION 1938 – step by step with much care and concentration. Living up to Alfred Trauffer’s tradition and
idealism, and Brienz’s tradition of woodcarving.
These figures are not just little wooden toys and souvenirs – no, they are indeed little wooden monuments to a pioneer of his time:
Alfred Trauffer – Edition 1938.