Playground swings, carousels and rolling logs informed this furniture collection designed by Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Joe Parr.
The Detroit designer created PlaySetting for his MFA thesis project at the graduate school in Michigan. His series consists of three pieces called Swing Seat, Roller Sofa and Carousel.
Each piece is designed to move in a different way that draws on the structures found in children’s play areas .
“I borrowed aesthetic cues from familiar active contexts and created a feeling somewhere between furniture, playground, and gym equipment,” the designer said.
“The objects were designed to activate the body and encourage social behaviours,” he added. “By defying the typical typology of furniture, the ambiguity of these objects encourages playful participation in both personal and social interactions.”
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