AXIOM Range of Playground Products
Design has been a core aspect in developing Axiom play equipment. Innovative yet researched design can help create a safe, educational and motivating growth environment with stimuli and impulses for children.

The timeless, streamlined design also shows that the needs of the target group are recognized as important. The products are well-finished, of high-standard and safe. It is not necessary lay concrete for a playground site. The various parts and components are easily assembled into different combinations and they are easy to care for.

Functionality and use of design
Axiom playground equipment is based on distinct, simple forms. Their geometric shapes relate to the modern built environment. The materials relate to a wide range of sensory perception, some of them even contradictors. The colorful visual parts create contrasts between different shapes. They teach children to perceive space and their own movement, which increased safety. The colors associate the playground with the constructed park environment.

How did this design improve life?
Children encounter dozens of different challenges every day outside the home. How to move about in the immediate environment? How to perceive the surroundings? The changing urban environment poses a great deal of different requirements, calling for practice in order to be learnt. And what better way for children to learn than through play. The Axiom range of playground products takes as its starting point the needs of children in an urban milieu. The carefully studied and internationally tested products provide a high-quality playing environment of impulses and stimuli, merging the child´s world of imagination with the real built environment. The main focus is on the needs of over six-year olds to climb, slide and hang from bars. Play helps children learn the motor, cognitive and social skills needed in today´s rapidly changing world. While acquiring knowledge of basic forms shapes, children will also learn motor skills, body control and how to solve problems. The equipment can be used for individual or group practice of a wide range of activities and social skills. It has been tested with children in different parts of Europe and it meets international standards of quality and safety.

Drawbacks of life improvement

Research and need
In addition to Lappsets many years´ experience in producing the playground equipment the design of AXIOM has been based on studies concerning the children’s´ needs to learn the motor, cognitive and social skills needed in today´s rapidly changing world. The combination of materials - wood and aluminum - refers to the tradition of using the raw material growing in Northern Finland and the possibilities of modern materials.

Designed by
Hannu Ylinenpää, Marjo Naukkarinen & Esa Junttila - Finland