SOURCE: Playworld


September 08, 2016 16:28 ET

Playworld's PlayForm 7 Receives Architect's Newspaper Best of Products Award

Inclusive Play Sculpture Recognized in Competition's Openings Category

LEWISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2016) - Playworld, a leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play, has been named the Openings category winner in the Architect's Newspaper Best of Products Awards. Entries in the competition were reviewed by a jury of design professionals and editors from Architect's Newspaper and evaluated for innovation, aesthetics, performance and value.

PlayForm 7 is play sculpture designed to get people thinking, talking, sharing ideas and engaging in outdoor spaces in new and meaningful ways. It incorporates an innovative play experience with the appeal of art. The product recently received silver in the 36th annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA) conducted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

"It is extraordinary having PlayForm 7 recognized once again by our peers in the world of design," said Michael Laris, vice president, Global Innovation for PlayPower, Playworld's parent company. "When creating PlayForm 7, our design team's vision was that the play sculpture would invite users of all ages and abilities to come together and experience a new way of thinking about play. The Best of Products award showcases our continuous efforts to create aesthetically pleasing and practical play equipment."

PlayForm 7 provides a strong design impact and is inspired by landscapes with peaks and valleys, inviting exploration. It offers tactile, sensory and motion play experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Hammock-style areas are perfect for rest and relaxation, and an open design allows access from every angle while supporting more than 60 kids at a time.

The September 2016 issue of Architect's Newspaper includes a feature on the Best of Products Awards. The publication is targeted to leaders in architecture and design and covers news, products, developments and trends.

To learn more about PlayForm 7, please visit or contact Jennifer Leckstrom at 215-681-0770 or

About Playworld®
Playworld, a division of PlayPower®, Inc., believes The World Needs Play®. Play is vital to everyone's health and well-being. It's something you are never too young or too old to enjoy. We develop playground environments where creativity is king, belly laughs are welcome and children make the rules. Playworld equipment is designed to unleash the transformational power of play so bodies grow stronger and imagination can take flight. For 45 years, Playworld has created innovative, inclusive and meaningful outdoor play experiences for all ages and abilities. Come play with us.

About PlayPower®, Inc.
PlayPower is a global leader in the recreation industry. The company is headquartered in North Carolina, with manufacturing facilities in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Sweden and the United Kingdom. PlayPower brands include Miracle® Recreation, Little Tikes® Commercial, Playworld®, Soft Play®, HAGS®, EZ Dock® and USA Shade™. PlayPower's vision is To Inspire the World to Play through its mission of Creating Outstanding Play Environments for All Ages and Abilities. More information is available at PlayPower is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Company, LLC and is actively seeking add-on acquisitions.

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