PLAMA marble run 2D
We were designing a unique, open and interactive toy that makes kinds and adults playing with graphical shapes. In the design view we were focussing on basic shapes and colors, maybe it bit in direction of Piet Mondrain.
To keep it on a vertical surface and make it decorative this toy could almost be seen as a piece of art.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The marble run 2d is a joyful toy for kids and adults. The entire set consists of 12 magnetic planes in different simple shapes and colors. It allows the user to create an intinite variety of paths on a magnetic surface. The marble traverses between the wall and the edges of the single pieces. While the toy is not in use, it cleverly forms a rectangular shape that can act as abstract wall art or beautiful and simple decor.
plama may help to develop creativity and logical thinking. It can increase the understanding of two dimensional space and proportion. Using the outline of the shapes to build a well-functioning marble run is an easy way to focus on complex thinking.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
With the 12 magnetic modules there uncountable ways to build your own marble run. It is a huge fun to trying and developing new marble tracks.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project stage of PLAMA marble run started in 2011. In the meantime there were different versions and development stages to reach the market incl. product safety test for toys.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Plama marble run 2D is made from aluminum sheet metal. Magnets on the back side give the distance for the marble track.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
One set contains 12 single modules to built the marble track. The pieces built a puzzle of a A4 size.
marble run, two dimensional marble run, design toy
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Fabian Bernhard and Thomas Burkard
Images: Bernhard Burkard