Playtime Collection by Ying Zhang and Ida Thonsgaard
by Harry / June 8, 2013


Ying Zhang and Ida Thonsgaard's Playtime is flooring, a chair and a table that starts flat and is folded into shape.



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Playtime chair

"The furniture works almost like paper folding. When unfolded, it is flat, lightweight and easy to transport." say Zhang and Thonsgaard.


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"With two specfic folding techniques, the flat pieces are transformed into a chair or a table, held together with clips and small magnets."


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Playtime flooring

"The floor boards are also put together with easy 'click' joints and the length/width can be continued endlessly."


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Playtime table

"One of the main themes of the collection is 'fabric' - how to give solid, interior pieces a light and playful character, through the use of texture and pattern and a 'fluid' assembling method."


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"Using wood, laminate and bright blue and orange colours, the self-essembly pieces evoke the visual imagery of classic childhood toys."


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"The collection also include stilistic refrences back to both Asian and Scandinavian design traditions, fusing origami and the patterns of knitted, nordic sweaters."


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Model: Luna Leung
Photos: Zhang & Thonsgaard

+ zhangthonsgaard.com


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