Van Eyck play furniture

meubilair schets kl

The play furniture van Eyck designed was very simple, and their arraignment  sparse but  elegant. Most important design principle: it was the children that moved. The playground  blended into its environment in a way we can only long for today. It was the children, and their parents, that brought colour and movement, that made the playgrounds come alive. The playgrounds very soon became an important nucleus in the social network of the time, strengthening the neighbourhood by getting people together in the out-of-doors.

Interesting to see that it is the benches  that have withstood the ravages of time best.

Bertelmanplein kl 1955 02Bertelmanplein kl 1955 07
Durgerdammerdijk kl 2010 02

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