I’m very interested in the design of developing-country playground equipment. And an important fixture of any outdoor playground is its benches. Its a location where kids can observe and rest. Benches can also be grouped to provide learning opportunities or a place for kids to hang out with friends.
While searching the Internet, I found a variety of designer styles. They are obviously too expensive for the type of developing-country playgrounds that I work on, but the designs can still provide important ideas for local fabricators. Here are a few examples:
Most, if not all of these, are products of the design firm, Espresso.
When it comes to playgrounds, I seriously underestimated the importance of design. So as I head to the Navajo Nation, Peru, and Uganda, I going to seriously consider the design of all the playground equipment that we install. Of particular importance are culture and color.