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 3 March 2023
Every year, many new groundbreaking studies build on the body of research showing us the positive effects activity can have on physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Further underlining the importance of including physical activity as part of our daily routine throughout our lives. Additionally, it is clear from the insights that positive experiences of sports,...
Article published on 8 February 2023
Proludic is back in 2023 with plenty of new inspirations to share! This year we have introduced 30 new exclusive products to assist in taking your new play and sports areas to the next level. Within our new, diverse 300-page catalogue we have crammed over 30 years of dedication and passion for delivering exceptional play...