Playful storage - an invitation to play between children and adults

University essay from Göteborgs universitet/HDK - Högskolan för design och konsthantverk

Abstract: To encourage play between adults and children through the design of storage Podium For Play (F.P) gives the opportunity to expose toy concepts in an easy accessible and inspiring way. Toys must be stored to be beneficial for both children and the adult and placed were we easily can interact with each other. The play and storage item Podium F.P provides the social benefits of a living room table that regardless of age, promotes the repeated gathering in a natural way around the table. The boundaries between childhood and parenthood are reduced by a concept that has been developed with Podium F.P acting as a facilitator and as a an invitation for young and old to interact in the construction game of Lego®.Experiences from my home and family have been explored along with studies of children and play in literature, family questionnaire results and three-dimensional sketching exercises

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