2017 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Spring Concept
Designer: Shiyu Guo - industrial designer
Design Type: Outdoor Play-Set
Company / Organization / School: Academy of Art University
Website: https://raymondguo89.myportfolio.com/

Nowadays, kids lack outdoor play and miss the opportunity to play with natural materials. However, getting in touch with natural materials and similar outdoor experiences during childhood may contribute to a positive attitude towards outdoor recreation & nature in adulthood. Buggie is a multi-functional beach play set with various playful parts. Kids can use it to sled on the beach (both on sand and water) with their parents. It helps adults stay active while kids are experiencing imagination driven open-ended play patterns. Besides that, kids can build their own small world with the beach-tool toy cars, rollers and wagon. Buggie is designed for the beach and it’s easy to carry around as it can be used as a wagon or portable storage for toys.