Childhood in furniture: hang-it, hook-it... play-it!

Wood collection by Vered Venezia

by Serena L. Rosato
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DESIGN_ Design is playful. The young Israeli designer Vered Venezia created a frisky "Hook-it collection" of hangers, inspired from toys by independent creators, which enhance exploration and creativity. The construction offers versatility that allows consumers to assemble their hanger according to individual imagination and needs. These racks, shelves, and hangers are designed to emulate simple, "automatic" children's toys - those that don't require instructions for playing with. 

 

 

I wanted to bring the world of children's toys into the world of adults out of my sheer enjoyment of toys in general. We all know that in every adult there is a child who refuses to grow up, and research has shown that the need to play is an existential need in us from childhood through our later life.

From the research I've done on the development of toys, I found a method to encourage an educational environment that allows children to develop their skills. This approach includes games that encourage autonomous thought and freedom. Construction and assembly is without instructions and without fixed rules.

 

Hook-It String I

 


Hook-It String II

 

I was looking for parallels between the adult world and the game features-IKEA furniture exemplifies this use of the DIY method. The method strives to create a game with autonomous features. Building in this manner provides more than a simple assembly, but also pleasure, a sense of success, pride and challenge.

My project relates to the principles of autonomous gaming. These principles are reflected in the composition of the furniture and their suitability for the user, meaning that each user can mix and reassemble the furniture to best suit them. This ability to mix and match is the connection to the children's world of autonomous games. 

 



Hook-It shelf

 

Hook-It Stand

 

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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)

    References
    Hook-It String I 1

    Hook-It String I

    Israel / 2013

    Hook-It String II 1

    Hook-It String II

    Israel / 2013

    Hook-It shelf 3

    Hook-It shelf

    Hook-It Stand 0

    Hook-It Stand

    Israel / 2013