Playful Domestic Props seeks a combination of design and play.

The ambiguous design triggers a playful way of perceiving, as well as unfamiliar behaviors and new, original ideas. These props for the home are not limited to a certain age group and are characterized by the wide variety of possible interpretations. By interacting with the props, we can become more emotionally engaged with our surroundings. They aim to create an experimental playground for more creativity and self-reflection. For, according to the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, building and rebuilding our domestic environment is deeply connected to who we are. If we enhance the creative options of our interior, we can develop ourselves further. These props serve as a lens and research tool to take a closer look at the cultural identity, behavior and mindsets within a family. They explore what happens when we empower children and adults to build their own world.

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What if we empower children and adults to build their own worlds and reflect upon them? Will it activate a totally new strive and passion for their environment? 

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman

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