Be a Kid Again: Designer Blends Art and Play in Interactive Installation Piece
One of the biggest events in the world of interior design is the Interior Design Show – Toronto. At this year’s show, designer Philippe Malouin of London collaborated with Caesarstone, a leading manufacturer of engineered quartz, to create an interactive installation piece called Swings.
While swings are often associated with child’s play, Malouin moves them from the playground into a sparse gallery space. And, by the way, Malouin’s swings aren’t made of bulky wood or ugly plastic, but of Caesarstone’s finest quartz, adding a strange sense of sleekness luxury. Featuring a 12-piece circular swing set, the installation aims to demonstrate the juxtaposition between art and play through minimalist, sculptural language.
The installation invites people to interact with the product naturally. Although it looks and feels extremely natural, the material has some really amazing qualities for designers to work with….