Michiel van Gageldonk

Department: Man and Leisure


Why do we automatically link the word play to children? The rigid stereotype of playing gets in the way of creativity, says Michiel van Gageldonk. To break us free, he has designed a box of building blocks for grown-ups. Similar to the kids version, this game stimulates cognitive development, but the design takes us to the next level, reawakening our curiosity and exploratory senses. With these blocks of various sizes, weights and materials, fascinating structures can be built in an open-ended and limitless process. The accompanying table offers an attractive playing field that adds to the power of imagination.

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp