Playable Sculpture


Tree Play Sculpture, David Aaron, 1...

Among the photos in James Trainor’s ‘Lost Taxonomies of NYC playgrounds’ image set is this beauty I’d never seen: a - Read the rest...

Cube for Children, Michael Clyde Jo...

It is a hazard of writing this blog for five years that everything now reminds me of something else! - Read the rest...

Long Benches, Modified Benches by J...

The longest bench reminded me of Jeppe Hein’s work, and since his ‘Loop Bench’ was featured in 2009 he’s gone on - Read the rest...

Verner Panton, Wohnskulptur, 1972

You say ‘lounge furniture’, I say ‘playground’. Indoor, padded. c. 1972 by Verner Panton, now residing at the Pompidou where, - Read the rest...

Taylor Cullity Lethlean Playgrounds

  The Australian firm of Taylor Cullity Lethlean is getting alot of internet attention for their new ‘Pod Playground’ at - Read the rest...

Midcentury Fish Play Sculpture, Vl...

Also at Tivoli, this playable fish sculpture by Slovenian artist Vladimira Bratuz Furlan. A lovely combination of arch, tunnel, resting spot/house, - Read the rest...

Op art Slides and Lasagna Playscape...

I love it that this design by Montreal based Toboggan was inspired by pasta! Their 11,000 s.f. indoor installation at - Read the rest...

Sway'd by Daniel Lymann and New Mat...

Playground innovation in the 1960s and 1970s was driven in part by the availability of new materials that could be - Read the rest...

Play Notes (and a Lozziwurm) for yo...

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA sends news of their upcoming focus on play for the 2013 Carnegie - Read the rest...

The Playscapes of Bridget Beck, Min...

Sculptor Bridget Beck makes public artwork embedded with collaboration and narration–pieces that don’t just derive from playgrounds but actually are - Read the rest...

Roly-Poly Playground, Monstrum, Gen...

From reptiles to crustaceans…Playscapes favorite Monstrum’s latest playground installation is based on the roly-poly, which is about the only ‘bug’ - Read the rest...

A Bale of Playground Turtles

A group of turtles, I have just learned (thank you google) is called a ‘bale’! The inherently playful form and - Read the rest...

Recraforms: mid-century play sculpt...

I had an amazing weekend amongst the playgrounds of New York City, and was pleased to meet many of you - Read the rest...

Riverside Park Playground (as it co...

If you’re in NYC getting ready to attend the MoMA symposium and thinking about playgrounds, don’t fail to combine it - Read the rest...

Play Tents Community Art Installati...

There is more than one way to build a den, and I love the tents constructed by Noa Meir and - Read the rest...

Modern Czech Playground Design, c. ...

I’ll post a full summary of the interesting conversations from London Open for Play soon (including tales of those hardy - Read the rest...

Gigantry, Rebar Studio, San Francis...

San Francisco’s Rebar Studio–who also bring you the well-known Park(ing) Day and are fond of putting inflatable pillows in urban - Read the rest...

Dymaxion Sleeps, or a Natural Playg...

If you ever thought you didn’t have space for both a garden AND a climbing net think again… Most natural - Read the rest...

The Playscapes of Kulturinsel Einsi...

Kulturinsel Einsiedel says that “we build worlds as fantastic as the ones on the computer…that you can experience with ALL - Read the rest...

Primary Structure, Jacob Dahlgren,W...

Primary Structure is a playful maze of steel created by artist Jacob Dahlgren set in the serene forest of an estate in northern southern (thanks, - Read the rest...

Geology in the Park, c. 1854

I especially love Helen and Hard’s use of geologic strata as an organizing feature because it resurrects the Victorian-era ideal - Read the rest...