Urban Play


Droog Event 2: Urban Play is the celebration of creativity in the city.

All cities, when reduced to their basic components, are the same: streets, buildings, sidewalks, alleys, and transportation. It¹s the individual touch that makes the difference. This touch can be as slight as a smiling face drawn on the stick figure of a crosswalk sign or as bold as a street sign bent in a sculptural shape. Urban Play demonstrates unauthorized interventions in public space by artists and creative minds from all over the world.

Urban Play also encourages city dwellers to be creative. Acknowledged international architects and designers, like Stefan Sagmeister (New York), NL Architects (Amsterdam) and Martí Guixé (Barcelona) were invited to create projects along the banks of the IJ-river in Amsterdam, that challenge the citizen.

This daring event, produced by Droog Design and curated by Scott Burnham was organised as part of the first edition of the biennale ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam 2008.

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 17 × 13 × 1 cm

about the designer

Studio Droog
Founded in 2011 by Renny Ramakers, Studio Droog is an Amsterdam based studio that develops the Droog brand through a range of furniture, accessories and lighting products. The studio uses a carefully selected team of in-house designers, dedicated to designing quality products that change your experience of daily life. The studio is committed to delivering useful products with a strong identity. We believe that utility does not have to come at the expense of fantasy. Every piece in the studio’s collection begins with a radical re-think of a particular item and the way that it can be used. Each product is unique and tells a story of its own, but all share a strong emphasis on both function and fiction.

photo: rennyramakers.com