Article published on 24 July 2017
What is our starting point when designing play spaces? The brief, the budget, the environment, the child? In reality, these factors will all have an influence but how should we prioritise them?
In truth, they cannot sit in isolation, and to achieve the best outcome we need to be mindful of who we are designing for.
We should seek outcomes from play that will support the intrinsic needs of a child; to sustain their development throughout their childhood years and provide differing play experiences which are age-appropriate and use a wide range of sensory materials. Our aspirations cannot always be met because the spaces given over to play are not the utopian environments from yesteryear. 21st-century living has irrevocably changed that but lets us not lament. Our offer to children today is still imaginative, innovative, challenging, engaging and inclusive with play equipment design that will inspire children to play across a spectrum of age and ability.
Proludic has redesigned Kanope in 2017 and has taken the key elements of nature and created a modern twist incorporating an urban interpretation of nature. Contemporary design has been created through geometrical shape, transparency, discovery and imagery using urban materials such as steel, ropes and composite to provide robustness to sit within any challenging environment. Play is far from compromised, in fact, it is enhanced by a footprint for play that delivers a plethora of play opportunities and an aesthetic that upholds the aspiration of Genius Loci – ‘the prevailing character or atmosphere of a place’ and a great place for children to play.
Article published on 25 March 2021
Since its introduction, the Kanopé range has constantly evolved to offer new fun functions, always being more innovative with each reincarnation. Ka’Yop, full of secrets inside and around the tree Ka’Yop is an enchanted tree that contributes to the happiness of children and adolescents through a multitude of fun and dynamic activities. There are four different varieties of...
Article published on 11 March 2021
Proludic is excited to share with you our NEW 2021 products which showcase how you can make your play provision stand out from the crowd. This year we have deliberately focused on inclusive play equipment as we are strong advocates of play area design which encourages children of all abilities to play together. We are...