Knit entirely by hand, MacAdam’s crocheted forms possess a soft, organic quality rare in modern playground design. Toshiko MacAdam (born Toshiko Horiuchi) is a Japanese textile artist based in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is known for her massive, colorful architectural sculptures/playgrounds. Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, who orders yarn by the ton for her creations, is the textile artist behind the oft photographed net constructions at the Hakone sculpture park in Sapporo Japan. Children can crawl, tumble, or swing through the playspace, enjoying the tactile sensation of the woven fibers. I love the story of how she came to be engaged with children’s play: “It all happened quite by accident. Similar Photos. LED-Illuminated Seesaws. Worrisome parents that want to let their … Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest. The post about the crochet playground constructions of Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is one of the most popular ever here at Playscapes (second only to the Puckelball Pitch in page views).. Exhibited at the Hakone Open Air Museum, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam’s Woods of Net is simply gorgeous. Sarah Moore — June 28, 2012 — Art & Design. Monumental Playground Equipment. The Kaleidoscape opens TODAY, June 13, at the Children’s Museum in Winston-Salem North Carolina. It has been a bit difficult to find information on Toshiko’s work, as most of the locations are in Japan. At long, long last there is a crocheted playground by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam in the United States! The most famous example of her work is … In 1990 Toshiko and her husband Charles MacAdam established Interplay Design and Manufacturing, Inc in Nova Scotia, Canada, to develop the concept of play ‘sculptures’ on a commercial footing, beginning with a project for a national park located in Tokyo. At long, long last there is a crocheted playground by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam in the United States! Playground Crochet by Toshiko Horiuchi - Playscapes. 68. References: mymodernmet. The children’s park-within-a-park of which it is one of the principal features won a national design award in 1992. She is best known for her work with large-scale textile structures, especially “textile playgrounds” for children, brightly-colored net-like structures of crocheted and knotted nylon. Next Set of Related Ideas arrow_forward. The Kaleidoscape opens TODAY, June 13, at the Children’s Museum in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Artist Toshiko Horiuchi-Macadam Makes a Soft Fun Center Out of Fabric .