gaenkoh: tat ris gaenkoh: tat ris
aug 17, 2010

gaenkoh: tat ris


‘tat-ris’ by singaporean industrial designer gaenkoh is an interactive modular seating design that encourages the active behaviour of children. the project focuses on how kids can grow insight into the linguistic and conceptual structures and, in turn, looks at the influence this has on their pattern of learning and reasoning. through the endless configurations of ‘tat-ris’, the furniture design seeks to teach children about teamwork and the importance of team bonding. 

‘after studying children’s movements, I realized that most children at their age are the most active; you can never force them to seat on for long. they move about in just a blink of an eye, it is so hard for parents to watch out for them. their reason being, it is boring to seat down and do nothing.‘ – G

detail of ‘tat-ris’ cushions

detail of ‘tat-ris’ cushions

3D rendering

for a demonstration of tat-ris, see here.

via behance

  • Excellent! Fun, can see the grandchildren’s fort now d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Cool… but I wonder how many forms could be made from that cushions.

    i see a mat, big chair, a…

    i meant somethin like logos.

    VladmirKim says:

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