Elementary School Features Continuous Steel 'Thread'

By: Marissa Brassfield - Mar 8, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: objetgraphik & notcot.org
This clever series of playground equipment appears at an elementary school. Each piece is made of a single folded piece of painted steel. The playground was created by the Kaptein Roodnat design studio.

I love how versatile one length of painted steel can be. The playground ends up looking like a series of thread-like sculptures.

Implications - Playgrounds are perfect places to foster children's creativity, and whimsical playground equipment that doubles as a set of interactive sculptures inspires kids to think outside the proverbial box. By using a single length of painted steel for each piece, the designer cuts down out waste, which reinforces environmentally-friendly themes of sustainability, waste and recycling.