In the city of Roissy-en-France, Olivier Vadrot designed a sculptural playground that encourages children to play and chat with each other. Conversations comprises three structures – the Trône ventriloque (Ventriloquist throne), the Cockpit rose (Pink cockpit), and the Conseil des sièges (Seats council) – that fall somewhere between sculptures and functional objects.
The Conseil des sièges is a circular piece featuring 10 stools situated around a pretend fire where kids can exchange stories or play with each other.
Cockpit rose, the pinkish cone-shaped piece, is made from sandstone that originated in France’s Vosges region and it has four holes that let the children communicate with each other.
The grey Trône ventriloque, made from volcanic stone that came from the Auvergne region of France, has two seats on either side with a hole in the backrest allowing children to share secrets.
Photos by Graziella Antonini.