Swings and Hammocks for Public Spaces

The “Off-Ground”  project by Amsterdam-based designers Jair Straschnow and Gitte Nygaard seeks to scale up play elements so that they can be used as alternative public seating.  Their design asks ‘why are benches the only option for public space?’ and uses discarded firehoses within an innovative frame that allows you to adjust the ends of the seat for sitting, lounging or lying down…by forming a low seat, a swing or a hammock.   Brilliant!    See Off-Ground at the Danish Architecture Center in our-favorite-city-for-play, Copenhagen.

[via Gizmodo.  Thanks Eric!]

One Response to “Swings and Hammocks for Public Spaces”

  1. Nancy Bruning said:

    I love this brilliance. It’s the flip side of the question I ask: “Why are benches only used for sitting? Why not playful stretches and exercises?”

    September 03, 2013 at 11:57 am

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