Seesaw Seat by Dirk Ploos Van Amstel- Thursday, October 18th 2012.
This recent creation by furniture designer, Dirk Ploos van Amstel, instantly transforms a space from one of play to one of repose. We’ve seen some pretty creative transforming furniture in our day, but designer Dirk Ploos van Amstel’s prototype seesaw seat literally elevates the concept of multi-purpose furnishings to new heights. The Seesaw Seat by Dirk Ploos Van Amstel has a mature format, so if the child in you wants to give it a go.
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Seesaw Seat by Dirk Ploos Van Amstel is a great precursor for adaptability, which strengthens the resilience of space and facilitates spontaneous and creative uses. The designer takes this concept a step further by enabling adults to also benefit from what their children play with during the day. The transformation between the two functions is simple, with the end-user in mind. The ends of the see-saw fold in to create the surface of the bench, while the pivot separates and swings out to become the bench legs. Its outdoor bench is the kind “that you might settle on with a glass of wine at the close of a summer’s day
We will never get tired of enjoying playground equipment, and quite frankly, are a little sad that this transforming seesaw bench was only designed with tiny tots in mind. The Seesaw Seat by Dirk Ploos Van Amstel legs are clearly part of the bench. They are not pivoting from one position to the other. So it appears that it somehow comes apart and reconnects end to end. Most families manage to find enough space for a swing in their gardens or on their balconies. A seesaw however, usually proves more of a challenge. The bench folds in the middle, by folding over one side the feet are joined in the middle to create the pivot. The designer takes this concept a step further by enabling adults to also benefit from what their children play with during the day.