Play: International Design for Children

Monday, 10 December 2012

Installation view
Architect David Rockwell's Imagination Playground has arrived at the Dowse Art Museum in New Zealand, as part of an exhibition of design for children entitled Play which runs until 1st April next year.

Rockwell's installation invites young visitors to create their own course of play with contemporary objects, playscapes and furniture pieces. Works from designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Enzo Mari, Verner Panton and Eero Aarnio are featured alongside the project.

Charles & Ray Eames' famous Elephant (above) has been re-released for the playground, as has a miniature version of the Panton chair.

Villa Sibis, Dolls House by Sibis Toys

Curator Leanne Wickham says: "The exhibition demonstrates the value the world's greatest designers place on free play and the imagination."

Panton Junior by Verner Panton