A very special exhibition is taking place in Kunsthalle Zürich until 15th of May 2016. It is the Playground Project with a focus on playground design, history and connection to its surroundings: the city and the society, edited by Gabriella Burkhalter.
My visit with my daughter was totally worth it!
Playgrounds are as old as the urban landscape. From the end of the 19th/beginning of 20th century, it was an invention meant to cover a basic need: playing within a dangerous urban environment. Since after all children ≡ imagination, playgrounds were the perfect canvas for urban designers in the 20th century. However, over-regulations regarding safety (real and legal) in the last few decades discouraged potential landscape artists and playgrounds become boring.
The exhibition IS a playground. It wants to revive the creativity in playground design. Children play and parents learn the history and social background of the playground.
An important element for the tidiness of a home is the storing of coats and jackets of visitors. No, it is not a solution to empty your own clothe stand or entrance closet every time. I would go as far as to say that I despise coat hangers and hooks in the entrance area that “shout” perhaps too loud their reason for existence.
I got a solution for you: How about these wonderful colourful Bubble Hangers from Vaulot and Dyèvre for Petite Friture? They can be fixed irregularly and asymmetrically on the wall and resemble more of a light installation than a hanger set. I think I love it!
I just had to fall in love at first sight with Lego’s lunch box. After all I am a great lover of colour and playful attitude in decoration! It was at my beloved Caspar , in the heart of Zürich, that I first saw them. So many colours and sizes that can create any combination you can imagine! They can colourfully decorate and at the same time bring order to the children room or even, in a more pastel or gray tint, become in imaginative decorative, but yet functional piece in our office or living room.
For the time being, my personal collection is bejeweled by my daughter’s Lego lunch box. I look forward to replacing any boring storage box in my home creating my own inspirational Lego construction!