PLAYING HOUSE – AMERICAN STYLE —- What about the poor?

Feb 13, 2015 by

Shannon Sharpe METROPOLIS MAGAZINE

Playing House

All images courtey PLAYMOBIL

Tomorrow is the opening of the 2014 New York Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York City, and with it comes a plethora of designs that are going to play into childrens’ imaginations. But just because something is designed for kids, that doesn’t mean the adults can’t play pretend as well, as PLAYMOBIL’s new Modern Luxury Mansion illustrates.

Heavily inspired by Bauhaus architecture, the company’s designers turned to architectural publications to discover what the public was lusting after. To this end they created the “mansion,” where the kitchen has a double-door refrigerator, the living room contains midcentury modern-inspired furniture, and the window-lined walls take in whatever views you choose to imagine—be it mountains, the ocean, or a city skyline.

The outside is as inviting as the inside of the stylish fantasy house, which the designers pictured to be located in California.

Who wouldn’t want to entertain in this room filled with bright colors, midcentury-modern inspired styles, and a full entertainment system?

Kids can pretend to be the ultimate home chef with a double-door refrigerator, functional toaster, dishwasher, and plenty of storage space. In this fictional world, guests can socialize while the cook whips up a meal.

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