LAPPSET`s playground Halo has received the prestigious German Design Award. The premium prize of the German Design Council is given by international design experts from various disciplines and leading authorities in their respective fields. Designed by Pentagon Design, an industrial design agency based in Helsinki, Halo has received the distinction Special Mention, which is awarded to works whose design features particularly successful subaspects or solutions – an award that honours the commitment of companies and designers.
A playground full of sculptures
Halo is a safe playground for children and a work of art for adults. The clear lines of Halo are an expression of high-quality, durable Finnish wood design. Light brings safety and abstract forms leave plenty of room for the imagination.
Two factors make Halo stand out: Its spacious, streamlined Scandinavian design, which offers more features than traditional playground equipment, and a lighting solution that facilitates longer playing hours into the evening. The soft light lends a warm, inviting atmosphere to climbing structures, slides, carousels and sandboxes.
For urban environments
Halo is ideal for sophisticated, carefully planned urban environments where the well-being of residents is held in high regard. Durable materials, carefully-measured contrasts and bright structures are a pleasure not only in daylight, but also after dark. The transparent roof panels allow light to pass through during the day, while the optional solar panels store it to power ambient lighting at night.
Halo consists of sturdy, soft-coloured modules linked together by outwardly invisible connectors. The basic material is ecologically-sound wood; treads and wear surfaces are made of steel, laminate, composite materials and special plastics. The grips of the climbing walls are made of rock mass and the nets are wrought from durable, coated steel cables.
About the German Design Award
The premium prize of the German Design Council
The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from
product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most wellrespected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles. www.german-design-council.de
About Pentagon Design
Pentagon Design is an industrial design agency founded by industrial designers Arni Aromaa and Sauli Suomela in 1996 in Helsinki. The agency aims at designing inventive solutions to everyday needs, inspiring delight in consumers and generating concrete value for their clients. The agency has received numerous prizes, including the prestigious if Product Design, red dot and Design Plus awards. The Finnish Association of Designers granted the Industrial Designer of the Year 2010 prize to Arni Aromaa and Sauli Suomela. In 2012, the State Prize for Design was awarded to Aromaa and Suomela. www.pentagondesign.fi
About Lappset Group
Lappset Group is a designer and supplier of playgrounds, sports equipment and themed activity parks. The company is a family-owned private company, one of the world’s leading enterprises in Europe. Established in 1970, the Group has an extensive experience in creating and providing playful learning, play and exercise environments to people of all ages. Located in the north of Finland, Finnish Lapland, the Group has manufacturing facilities in three different countries, an international network of subsidiaries in six different countries and a distributor network extending to more than 50 countries worldwide. Lappset Group Ltd has been awarded several international design recognitions during its existence. For more information, please visit http://www.lappset.com #lappset