At imm cologne 2020, London-based architect and interior designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh will be presenting an innovative interior concept for hotels and other hospitality projects for the first time: myKidsy Playground configures creative play worlds for educating children and teenagers. The overall concept consists of interior elements and educational offerings and is designed for flexibility so that it can be integrated into existing spaces. Networked with the myKidsy booking platform, myKidsy Playground provides a setting for teaching out-of-school learning content and life skills.
An installation that appeals to all the senses: myKidsy Playground<br>Illustration: Yasmine Mahmoudieh
The dedicated area in Hall 4.2 will be showing modular furniture concepts (like tables, chairs, seating and wall elements) for toddlers, children and teenagers. Individual sections will be staged to showcase potential applications and innovative materials, reflecting the concept’s focus on sustainability. All the furniture is made out of recycled or natural materials. In addition, myKidsy Playground is collaborating with a scent designer and a renowned sound artist to create an experience that appeals to all the senses.
Another application that will be presented at imm cologne is the design of a modular children’s area for hotel rooms that allows standard rooms to be turned into family rooms. Besides savings for parents, this idea also provides hotels with a simple way to expand their offering and attract more family bookings. The aim: to make hotel facilities more individual and increase occupancy rates. The child-friendly interior design therefore represents a very special kind of added value. As a result, myKidsy Playground doesn’t only provide educational offerings, it teaches children that design is far more than an attractive accessory: it’s part of life.