Playgrounds by Artists


Bike Hills at the Garden of Remembr...

I don’t think that the undulating hills at artist Dani Karavan’s Garden of Remembrance in Duisberg were intended as a - Read the rest...

Slide, Tom Otterness, 2007

Many thanks to reader and stay-at-home Dad DK for sending this beautiful playground slide by sculptor Tom Otterness. I especially - Read the rest...

Starslide, Liliane Lijn, 2005

Visual artist Liliane Lijn used her signature conical shape, which she calls a koan, for a slide installation at the - Read the rest...

Ägget, Egon Möller-Nielsen, 1951

  Another playable sculpture by Egon Möller-Nielsen, who worked with Alvar Aalto, is the ‘egg’, at Tessin park in Stockholm. - Read the rest...

Tuffsen, Egon Möller-Nielsen, 1949

  Much as I appreciate natural playgrounds, though, I wouldn’t want to miss out on things like a swing that - Read the rest...

Moonscape Benches, Jesus Moroles, 2...

…and complement it with these rocking ‘moonscape benches’, of Texas granite by artist Jesus Moroles. They’d never wear out.

Carsten Holler, Test Site 2006

More slides as experiential sculpture, from last year’s installation at the Tate Modern. Holler maintains that slides can help combat - Read the rest...

Isamu Noguchi, Slide Mantras, 1988-...

  There is so much to say about Isamu Noguchi’s playground work that I’ve been putting off even beginning. But - Read the rest...

Playground Fence, Tejo Remy, 2007

Ingenious. Love it. Can’t afford it. via inhabitat.

Max Bill Play Sculpture/Structure

  From a Max Bill exhibition of the Thomas Mayer archive. UPDATE: Thanks to a reader for clarifying that the - Read the rest...

Jardin d'email, Jean DuBuffet, 1974...

  painted concrete and epoxy resin Photo of site by Ernst van Wijk, photo of scale model by rvanbuynder . - Read the rest...