Naef Corus First Edition Limited   Free Shipping  

Product Code: ECORUS-LE

  • $316.00 USD

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Product Details

Those who love dark walnut wood, will immediately be drawn to this intriguing block set. Corus is decorative, surprisingly versatile and shows off with its climbing skills. When stacked upwards, Corus reaches unexpected heights, but can also descend beautifully from a shelf, which is a novelty in the Naef collection. This play-object captivates with its simplicity and reduced form, yet is refined in detail, offering an endless variety of construction options.

Upon opening its box, one sees a compact, simple and beautifully crafted object. It consists of six bracket-shaped elements of different lengths which fit precisely inside each other, embracing a cubic keystone at its core. This is cut at right angles and can be the foundation for diagonal building. At first sight, all of the potential that lies within the simple-looking components is not apparent. However, playing with the blocks immediately reveals surprising possibilities of form and space. This was the basic idea that led the two designers Arne Jäkel and Franz Peipp to create Corus: the experience of spatiality and the playful approach to it. Added to this was the desire for these spaces to come into being wherever play takes place, be it on a desk, a shelf, or on the floor. Spatial imagination can thus be translated into tangible sculptural forms, opening up the complex world of architectural beauty, according to the two designers. This experience is not restricted to any age, they said. Corus offers all who play- young and old- the opportunity to explore the world of three-dimensional structures in a playful way.


Measuring 100 mm x 200mm x 50 mm, Corus is designed to combine with other games from Naef. In combination with Ligno, Cubicus, Tectus, Modulation, etc., there are countless other playing possibilities.

Limited Edition

Exciting news for lovers of Naef products: The First Edition of Corus Walnut will initially be available as limited edition of 250 sets. Embossed and specially packaged, Corus Nussbaum First Edition is a true collector’s item. When the First Edition has sold out, Corus Walnut will be regularly available.


Design: Arne Jäkel and Franz Peipp

Arne Jäkel was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1993 and now lives in Stuttgart, Germany. After graduating from high school he completed a carpentry apprenticeship from 2013 -2016, followed by a BA in Product and Furniture Design and an MA in Design at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, Germany. He now works part-time as a freelance product designer and since 2023 as a Junior Design Manager (Retail Experience) at Liganova in Stuttgart.

Franz Peipp was born in Bochum, Germany in 1995. After graduating from high school, he completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter, then went on to study in wood design and furniture / product design at West Saxon University of Zwickau. He works as a carpenter and designer and lives in Leipzig.

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