design: May 2012 Archives
An industrial designer has created a portable swing which can be deployed quickly and easily apparently turning any surrounding into a playground.
Kevin Shay from San Francisco says he came up with the idea when trying to think of something which was fun and prompted interaction between an object and the user.
His resulting UpSwing is a canvas and leather swing which can be installed on trees, lampposts or anything you can throw it over.
Shay says the the best place he has used the UpSwing is in the middle of Valencia street during Cinco de Mayo. "Seeing people's faces turn from confused to genuine excitement as they see the swing unfold is truly satisfying," he said.