November 10, 2015
Loose Play by French designer Capucine Diancourt challenges not only one's balance, but also one's conception of traditional playground equipment. Presented as a part of Dutch Design Week 2015, each non-fixed rocker moves freely in multiple directions without coming to rest. Diancourt says of her work, "The playfulness of Loose Play lies in the balancing systems, created by simple curves, and aims to bring an alternative perspective on play fields, that are nowadays limited by severe law regulations." Diancourt was inspired by the ingenious playgrounds created in Europe after World War II. Although much less safe than contemporary play spaces, these designs engaged children more fully both physically and mentally. Visit Diancourt's website to learn more about this and other projects.