by Magdalena Haas
Since completing her degree at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts (D), Magdalena Haas from Linz has devoted her energies to designing rooms and products for children. When she is working, Haas puts the individual needs of people during different phases of life at the centre of her design considerations. The results extend far beyond objects being purely functional. She strives to create design that can be both experienced intuitively and used universally.
The Purzelbock is suitable for children aged three and above. Although it may be compact, this single solution can be turned into a step stool, a chair, a see-saw and a wheel barrow. The Purzelbock combines several different functions, in line with the guiding principle of Montessori education, “Help me do it myself!”. The handles on the side of the step stool make it easy for children to climb up and provide stability at the same time. When turned on their own axes, the handles become the base of the see-saw. Turn the handles again, and the Purzelbock is turned into a wheel barrow. The little piece of furniture can thus be moved around with ease and is perfect for transporting children’s toys.
**Featured by CREATIVE REGION Linz & Upper Austria – www.creativeregion.org
Copyright Magdalena Haas