Play space at a premium? Take it to the wall.
Lena Seow, Vrinda Khanna and Suzan Wines of I-Beam Design came up with this simple but brilliant design- a wall made of Lego base plates.
The Lego wall is part of I-Beam’s design for Café Boobah, a café specifically designed for children and their families in Brooklyn, New York. The café’s ‘Lego lounge’ includes floor to ceiling Lego boards allowing every surface to become a play space. The room also features small cube-shaped pillows, adding to the building adventure.
Wines explains that children can build with or against gravity and that the child’s ability to impact the basic architecture of the play area by building on the wall is a large part of the appeal. “Everything a child builds becomes an integral part of the play space architecture until a new construction is made by someone else,” she says.
Other vertical play surfaces at Café Boobah include a huge floor to ceiling abacus, a chalkboard wall, a magnetic wall and a wall for drawing on with crayons.
(via Bambino Goodies)