Quiet Merry-go-Rounds, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Milan, 2013

I’m intrigued that designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec made what are essentially electric merry-go-rounds for BMW i at Milan 2013.  Given the regrettable removal of merry-go-rounds from playgrounds everywhere (and leaving you to your own judgement about whether that was necessary for safety reasons) I’d rather us think more deeply about what a merry-go-round can be than just give up on a form that has provided so much fun to so many.

I like the roofs on this installation, and the waving textiles, and the way the individual carousels are assembled into a group.  And it’s so amusing to see men in suits on them, even if they are quiet!

What do you think a 21st century merry-go-round could be?  [via dezeen]

One Response to “Quiet Merry-go-Rounds, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Milan, 2013”

  1. Donna said:

    I love the idea of many merry-go-rounds on one site. I think that would solve age difference problems and the roofs make the space more intimate. Maybe reduce the game of trying to spin other playmates off the structure!

    April 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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