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Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

Posted By Katie Treggiden On May 2, 2012 @ 11:00 am In green furniture,Milan Furniture Fair,Modern Kids | No Comments

 

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Alternative Playground [2] may simply look like colorful and cushy blobs piled up in a corner, but this new project by Griet Boucique [2] explores the potential of the trash dump as a play environment. Considering material usage, its impact on the earth, and how different textiles can affect the way a child [3] engages in play, Alternative Landscapes asks us to re-consider what makes a playground enjoyable and what does not.

Alternative Playground, Griet Boucique, Play in Progress, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Furniture Festival, sustainable design, eco design, green design, children [4]

Alternative Playground debuted at the HDK School of Design and Crafts [5]‘ show Play in Progress [6], which explored play as a fundamental human activity and a creative force. The school’s Child Culture Design [7]program is the only one of its kind in the world, providing students with a platform of knowledge that gives them a new perspective on design. Griet Boucique’s Alternative Playground used this approach to create a modular soft play area of textile stools inspired by a waste dump.

+ Griet Boucique [2]

+ HDK School of Design and Crafts [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/griet-boucique-designs-an-alternative-playground-from-textile-scraps/grietboucique_1_1-2/

[2] Alternative Playground: http://www.hdk.gu.se/en/student/griet-boucique

[3] child: http://www.inhabitots.com

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/griet-boucique-designs-an-alternative-playground-from-textile-scraps/alternative_playground_griet_boucique_02/

[5] HDK School of Design and Crafts: http://www.hdk.gu.se

[6] Play in Progress: http://inhabitat.com/swedish-students-showcase-designs-for-children-at-play-in-progress-during-milan-design-week/

[7] Child Culture Design : http://www.hdk.gu.se/en/programmes-courses/design/child-culture-design-second-cycle/ma-level

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