These Non-Fixed Items Challenge Children to Keep Their Balance

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 10, 2015
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Capucine Diancourt's collection of unusual playground equipment includes non-fixed items that challenge children to maintain their balance. In the 1980s playground equipment was largely transformed into figurative sets that resembled items such as castles and boats. This collection moves away from the standard playground design by using modern materials.

The 'Loose Play' series includes seven structures, all of which rest on curved bases. The non-fixed items rock back and forth freely, which means children must balance the items as they play. Each piece in the collection is made from steel tubes, which are painted in bright pastel colors. Diancourt choose pastels as a way of distinguishing her collection from standard playground equipment.

Diancourt's collection ultimately challenges children in a way that traditional playground equipment does not.