Playground design – Made in Denmark.
A warm autumn light falls across the grey concrete floor. Open cans of paint lie here and there amongst the scattered tools and tiny mint-green miniature towers, creating a colourful scene. The rhythmic sound of sandpaper on wood is punctuated by the sizzle from welding equipment. Outside the huge studio door, two men are getting into a dark brown V-Class. The latest project from the Danish design studio MONSTRUM is about to be built near Copenhagen.
Since 2003, Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen have been designing, planning and building giant wooden marine creatures, haunted castles and enchanting fantasy worlds which captivate and inspire play in both children and adults alike. Assisting them are 23 craftspeople, designers and architects. The creativeness and unique design of the brightly coloured children’s playgrounds have spread the MONSTRUM name far beyond Denmark’s borders.