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]