A new workshop designed by Paris’s at the gives kids the chance to build a fortress, napping nook or an arena for a pillow fight.
With the no-touch rule, the sweeping silence and the slow walking pace, a trip to the museum can be a dull test of temperance for energetic youngsters. To shake up the experience, designers Céline Merhand and Anaïs Morel of created the Pillow workshop, an initiative that sees the transformation of a room in the into a cozy play mecca. The space is filled with six giant caterpillar-shaped cushions that stretch five metres – the entire length of the room. The pillows are made of polyether foam and polystyrene and are covered with bright blue, green and yellow fabric. Reminiscent of the , an oversized lounger with a built-in blanket that Les M designed for Luxembourg’s , the giant cushions feature bulbous extrusions for stacking, twisting and layering. Essentially any formation is possible; a clubhouse can be quickly transitioned into a makeshift bed for resting.
The Pillow workshop will run at the Centre Pompidou-Metz until January 16, 2012.