El Balancin game by Pico Pao.
This game is based on two of the oldest and most basic play activities known: stacking and balancing. People have been playing with these elements since the dawn of time. Both possibilities – standing up or falling over – can be equally exciting.
The pieces of the game are of seemingly arbitrary shapes, the sort of thing which immediately appeals to children. The building potential of simple objects is something that not only children, architects and engineers have observed; the first abstract artists were quick to capture the tension produced by the juxtaposition of objects.
The field of abstract constructivism is really a reversion to the simplest and most fundamental of our childhood games, what we called ‘building something’. Often it was something that we could not put a name to, other times it would be a city or a dragon, which after coming to pieces would be rebuilt as a bridge, a cylinder, a triangle….or simply a lot of pieces scattered around on the floor.
Number of pieces: 25 black and grey pieces and 12 cylinders.
Materials: Wooden MDF case. Pieces made of MDF, cylinders beech wood
Case - 25w x 6.5d x 23.3cmh
To-order: 2-4 weeks
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Delivery Mainland UK £5.95
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