Curl Playground Swing Design To Attract Children To Play Outdoor

Computer games, PSP, Nintendo WII, PlayStation, and many more are causing children to have less and less outdoor activities. I can still remember my childhood days, I used to be so excited when my parents took me to play in the park. The part of swings and slides, hide and seek, running around with my friends, BBQ, and outdoor picnic, were the activities that really thrilled me. Unfortunately, that’s not what is happening nowadays; children are too busy staying at home playing their video games. The idea of playing in the park does not excite them. Milos Todorovic, an industrial designer, attempts to engage children in outdoor activities by designing a new playground swing.

The main idea of this playground swing is to create a unique and exciting playground that attracts children to play outdoors. It attempts to separate them from their computer games and enjoy the real fun. This is the reason behind “Curl”. Curl is a playground swing with extra safety features, more durable construction and groovy color choices. You can combine several swings into one big spiral for larger areas such as school yards and parks.

Designer : Milos Todorovic

Curl Playground Swing

From Milos:

The construction is more unique with idea to attract children along with colours. I have put metal bars instead of chains because they will make movement more stable. Seats are more comfortable. The mechanical system will additionally increase safety and durability of playground swing.

Curl Playground Swing

There is possibility of combining swings, the result of that is a spiral shape. This feature could be used on a larger areas such as school yards. The colours have richer and warmer tones, their task is to make swing more desirable and to enrich different environments. for example green would soften city’s concrete parks, and purple would bring more contrast to regular parks.

Curl Playground Swing

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Curl Playground Swing

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physics says: May 20, 2010

the swing will fall over when the user is at a position opposite to where the stand is, since there is no extra support. This is the very reason why current swings are designed with supports in the front and back, on both sides of the swing set

Swing sets Australia says: June 18, 2010

Agree with physic, it is not steady and impossible to put on the uneven ground. But it looks fabulous, keep going. Find a way to provide more supports without losing the highlight of design.

Alta Vista says: November 7, 2010

I think it is a very creative design, especially with its unique structure. In answer to the first comment , well no extra support is required due to the mechanical system which i beleive is well designed.

h says: November 7, 2010

I completely agree with u Alta Vista and Mr Physics I advice u to change your name as you did not notice about this great great idea of the mechanical system and the unique design of this swing!!!

hazel says: March 4, 2011

It's a very unique design that I encounter..its a nice example of a physics toy..I hope that you can make another one hat can caught the attention of the people not only for children…

jkjoker says: September 18, 2012

The design looks awesome. However working in the playground industry and dealing with freight on a daily basis the costs that would be incurred for to ship the swing anywhere would be astromically high. Not to mention the production costs. I do not think that it would fall over if deep enough footings were used but it would be an installers nightmare. I would suggest to try and think of ways to make this design more practical to ship.







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