The playfulness of everyday things

by Andy Polaine on June 13, 2007

Swing Lamp by BCXSY

As if they had been the perfect students of my Interactivity, Play and the Everyday project at the Bauhaus, art/design cooperative, BCXY have been working on a project called PLAY!.

BCXY are Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto and PLAY! “consists of a collection of products that was conceived out of a desire to bring a sense of nostalgia and playfulness into the grown-up environment.”

Mark Pesce once described a swing as the ultimate “invitation to play” – something that’s formed part of my research and work on interactivity ever since. So, naturally, I liked the glowing “Swing Lamp” – even if it is a bit spooky.

(via Pixelsumo)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jo Shin June 15, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Does this have anything to do with the exhibition ‘Play!’ currently at Urbis in Manchester? http://www.urbis.org.uk/page.asp?id=3021

I saw it a few weeks ago – lots of fun playing with enviroments and the childhood nostalgia of play. Didn’t think there was enought new media though…

2 Andy Polaine June 15, 2007 at 8:51 pm

Not sure. I don’t think so. What was the Urbis exhibition like?

Are you in the UK now then?

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