Polyphonic Playground

Inspired by the inherent joy of exploring playgrounds as children, this installation encourages adults to re-discover this experience of play. Taking the archetypal elements of a playground – swings, slides, climbing frame – and combining them with electrical and sound engineering, a landscape of playground archetypes are transformed into musical instruments when used.

With support from beatboxing star Reeps One and Fashion Space Gallery, we built a timber framework to create the iconic playground pieces at adult scale. Combining these with custom electronics, printed textile and BARE conductive paint, each object gains an added level of digital interactivity.

This modular piece has been shown previously during Art Basel in Miami, Milan Design Week, and London Design Festival before moving to House of Vans London.

Key Performance Indicators:

Estimated online reach of over 30,000,000

Over 20,000 visitors during Milan Design Salone 2015

Record breaking visior attendance at House of Vans

Broad media appeal including features in TimeOut London, London Metro, Huck Magazine and Form Magazine

Commissioned by:

Fashion Space Gallery (London College of Fashion, University of the Arts)

Image Credits:

Carlos Jimenez

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