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{Playhouse Competition}

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Play is an essential part of all our lives, whether child or adult. Be it playing sports, a board game or simply sharing jokes with friends, play is just as important to adults as building a den or playing dress-up is to a child.


The Coronavirus outbreak has left many of us having to spend extended periods of time at home in lockdown, restricting the opportunity to socialise and play in ways that we are used to, so in April and May 2020, we set the design community a challenge:

How can we use creativity to encourage play in these unique times?

You can see a selection of entries from the competition in our new book, available to pre-order now. All profits will be donated to The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal.

To design something that will enable people to play at home during lockdown.

{The Brief}

Our competition is now closed. Thank you for all those that took part! You can now
pre-order our book showcasing over 80 of our favourite entries here.

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Playhouse Competition is a collaboration from Manchester design studios:


Ben Clark Design

Barney Ibbotson Illustration