Play & Soft – Furnishings for Children by ZPZ Partners

Play+Soft is the result of a four-year research project conducted by a team of twenty-eight innovative international designers, with the art direction of ZPZ Partners and with the pedagogical consultancy of Reggio Children . The dialogue between pedagogy and design and the theoretical reflections that were developed have created a unique range of soft play furnishings and play equipment that is open to interpretations, but is founded in a celebration of imaginative play and the idea that furnishings can be a protagonist in the construction of identity and ideas. Play+ provides a foundation for creative environments that are multisensory, enjoyable and beautiful.

The Play+Soft furnishings comprise a wide range of product types including soft three-dimenional “landscapes”, micro-places, transformable seating, play structures, mats, modular forms, burrows and shelters. They are made of eco-friendly materials, fire-resistant but soft to the touch, in a broad range of colors and textures. They are designed for use in any place inhabited by children, not only infant-toddler centers and preschools but also shopping centres, restaurants, airports, waiting areas, and other public places.

Designer: ZPZ Partners