A Playground Like No Other

This is certainly no ordinary playground… These incredibly colourful, knitted play ‘sculptures’ were created by the talented textile artist, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam for the Takino Suzuran National Park in Japan. Knitting her projects by hand, Toshiko has created many amazing pieces of ‘public art for kids’, entertaining large numbers of children across the globe, and bridging the gap between art and play…

Toshiko was initially approached by the National Park who requested a sculpture for children to not only view, but one that they can experience with all of their senses.

The structures are created using specially constructed net which is not only resilient, but responsive to movement.

The innovative design and the ways that the fibers interact allows the children to play safely within the stunning, colourful structures.

Takino Suzuran National Park,