Merry-Go-Round Table

  • Prize
    Winner in Coffee Table
  • Company/Firm
    Inklings Building Workshop
  • Designer
    Basir Amir
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Su Zheng Mei, Goh Chiaw Meng
  • Location
  • Project Date
    3 February 2020

In January 2019, our partner’s first child was born. This new role in parenthood is exhilarating! It also kindled our interest in indoor playground furniture. While available options were plenty, they are often too big to fit in a typical urban city apartment and designed for one single purpose: play

The fact that a parent buys a play furniture, only to throw it away or sold off cheap a couple years later seemed economical and environmentally irresponsible. This got us thinking: “How can we design playground furniture to last longer than its play lifetime?”

This Play Series is our answer.

In upright position, this is an unassuming coffee table with a rotating top. When turned over, it becomes a merry-go-round.

The play furniture is a combination of clean design lines with natural wood and tubular steel, stripped away all excess. Modest joinery details complement the simple design while allowing ease of assembly.

The natural wood and tubular steel give the piece warmth and elegance while remaining sleek, functional and environmentally friendly. The natural finishing will age gracefully over the years. Every new dent or scratch will be an etched memory for the family.