ángel ferrant's wooden playground equipment

Ángel ferrant's wooden playground equipment produced for the Caño Roto Housing Development, Madrid (1957-63).

ferrant was a teacher and friend of Antonio Vázquez de Castro, one of caño roto's designers. caño roto translates loosely to 'broken spigot.' the equipment was stored indoors at night to keep it from disappearing - a testament to it's portability. 

in 2014, 3 of ferrant's 'form's for children's games' were restored and included in the exhibition Playgrounds: reinventing the square at the Museo national centro de arte in Madrid. more about the restoration process, here.


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