It could be a rocket, a tipi or an
igloo, depending on the user’s imagination, but in reality Welcome is an indoor
playhouse for children.
The form evolved from the various
childhood memories of the Mermelada partners, while Welcome’s construction
design is inspired by a typical Chinese lantern. A skeletal structure of rings
holds a skin composed of two colours of the Hallingdal 65 fabric. This outside
structure of the house is carried by an interior pole fixed at the base and
top. The base, a wooden disc padded with foam and upholstered, is lifted from
the bottom through five feet.
Inside the little house is an extra
surprise in the form of geometric graphics embroidered onto the fabric and
transporting its occupants further into a magic world.