PLAYING BLOCKS THAT ALLOW FOR INTERACTIONS IN SURPRISING AND IMAGINATIVE WAYS

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OddBlocks creates opportunities for interactions in surprising and imaginative ways. Spontaneous creations become the basis of play with limitless possibilities.

IMAGINATION & SURPRISE

Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.
— Fred O. Donaldson

ODDBLOCKS & PLAY

We often underestimate the ability of children to grasp complex concepts, dismissing play as a break from learning. Important cognitive and problem-solving skills can be developed through play. Based on our research into play- and inquiry-based learning in early childhood pedagogy, we identified three elements in our definition of play: People, Action, and Object.

Through OddBlocks, we aim to cultivate the play instinct in children and adults alike.

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OPEN-ENDED
PLAY

OddBlocks encourages curiosity and open-ended play, allowing for playful interactions such as 3D puzzles, stacking games, improvised stationery, fidget objects, permutable tabletop sculptures, imaginary creatures, playscapes and more.

LIGHTWEIGHT AND SUSTAINABLE

These peculiar play objects are made from granulated cork, a sustainable raw material that is naturally mould-resistant, soft, and light. Cork was selected as the material for its unique lightweight qualities, natural friction that allows for creative stacking possibilities, and most importantly, OddBlocks don't hurt or make loud noises when toppled.

Because they are odd, there is lesser resistance to have order in the way we play. Perhaps play for children should be as free-minded as this.
Timo Wong & Priscilla Lui, STUDIO JUJU
OddBlocks are indeed interactive and ingenious, definitely for anyone who enjoys some curious exploration with their hands and minds.
Claire, Renn, Aira & Pann, HOLYCRAP.SG

OddBlocks is designed with an underlying system between the surfaces and proportions, stimulating discovery of these relationships and how they relate to the environment and objects in our daily lives.

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design system

While most of the existing playing blocks are primarily modular geometric forms, OddBlocks seeks to enhance the playing experience with odd shapes that are derived from an underlying geometric system. Careful design consideration has been made to ensure that the blocks work harmoniously, and not simply random odd shapes.

Specifications:
OddBlocks comes in a box set containing 24 odd-shaped playing blocks, configurable into 8 different cubes.

Dimensions:
Each cube measures 60mm (W) by 60mm (H) by 60mm (D).

Material:
Granulated cork.

Designed in Singapore. Made in Portugal.

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About us:
OddBlocks was conceived from our search for a suitable toy for a child. As designers, we were looking for something that was thoughtfully produced, and did not feed into the throwaway culture of age-specific toys.

© 2018, Pupilpeople Design Pte Ltd.