PLAY + Competency and research

PLAY+ is a young and dynamic company, established in 2001 and based in Reggio Emilia. Its founder, Maurizio Fontanili, puts his desire to improve the quality of children’s environments at the centre of his daily work. PLAY+ bases its know-how on a permanent research-driven approach to projects.

PLAY + and pedagogical research

The PLAY+ project is inspired by the Reggio Approach and takes its place in the broader research journey of the Infant Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, with particular attention to the environments inhabited by children.

PLAY + design

Different designers from different countries, coordinated by one art direction: they offer multiple points of view, use different ways of seeing and different cultures to “listen” to and engage with children’s environments to make them richer.

PLAY + and polysensoriality

The PLAY+ range of furnishings wishes to introduce new sensorial qualities into children’s environmental landscapes with visual and tactile softness, varied consistencies and rich chromaticism, reaching beyond a simplistic red, yellow and blue. This is our contribution towards complex and stimulating environments where children can experience the adventure of growing and forming their personal identities: a tool for exploring new ways of inhabiting spaces.

PLAY+ furniture is conceived according to children’s age and their degree of autonomy and plays a key-role in making the space “the third teacher”: it is an important educational tool, that foster innovation and uniqueness.