Mercurius is the leading provider of supplies to Waldorf schools, kindergartens, and other Waldorf-inspired initiatives. Over our 25+ years of serving educators around the world, we have developed a unique selection of products specially tailored to the needs of Waldorf schools and teachers. Our product line is increasingly being used in other schools as the special qualities and pedagogical value they offer is becoming more widely known. We offer products for art and music instruction, classic school supplies, toys, and high-quality school furniture. Our art supply offerings cover painting, drawing, modelling, handicrafts, and even dancing. Our school supply selection includes blackboard chalk, penmanship training supplies, and a broad range of blank lesson books in many sizes and styles, and many other items that schools require on a regular basis.
Throughout the years, since our founding, Mercurius has developed an unmatched degree of knowledge and expertise. While we are proud of our history, we eagerly embrace the future, working every day with our customers to find ways to tailor our offerings to their changing needs. Our commitment to schools, teachers, and students is to insure that our products are always accessible, appropriate, and affordable.
Mercurius partners in almost 40 countries work together to serve the many schools that rely on us to supply the many products they need. The partners meet regularly to share ideas, learn from each other, and to determine how improvements can be made to both the products and service provided to schools. Additionally, a regular topic of discussion is the close relationship between the qualities of Mercurius products and the development and support of the senses of the people who use them.
Mercurius is wholly-owned by the Neuguss Foundation, based in Berlin, Germany. Neuguss was created by Alfred Rexroth, a German entrepreneur, to own and operate businesses for community benefit. Neuguss does this by insuring that its businesses pursue strategies described by Rexroth as “balanced between business goals, the interest of employees, and the welfare of the general public.” This unique ownership structure and guiding philosophy means that Mercurius is fundamentally committed to values shared with our customers, bringing us closer in our daily work, and enabling a level of collaboration not often found in business relationships. That was Alfred Rexroth’s vision, and Mercurius today is proof of its viability.
Social inclusion and mutually-beneficial collaboration are fundamental principles at Mercurius. Accordingly, we strive to source products and services from organizations that employ people with disabilities, as well as from other vendors whose social and environmental principals align with ours. The often unique, hand-crafted character and high quality of their products, along with the diligence and integrity apparent in their services, provide tangible benefits to our customers while achieving our other shared goals.