9. October 2014

Nat­ur­al Play!

In memory of and homage to the pion­eer of rope play equip­ment, the Ber­liner Seil­fab­rik is releas­ing a new range of equip­ment called the “Joe Brown Col­lec­tion“ in autumn 2014.

Climb­ing in a three-dimen­sion­al net helps chil­dren to devel­op and improve their psy­cho­mo­tor skills. Now Ber­liner Seil­fab­rik presents the clas­sic play idea of a three dimen­sion­al net climber in a revolu­tion­ary sur­round­ing. The out­er frame of the Joe Brown Col­lec­tion is made of wood – spe­cific­ally from glued lam­in­ated tim­ber.

The Tim­ber
In com­par­is­on to grown wood, our spe­cial wooden mater­i­al is long-last­ing and has a high­er load capa­city. It is made from dried wood and con­sists of mul­tiple lay­ers, that’s why there is less crack build­ing. The load capa­city is improved because it is made from pre-sor­ted high qual­ity wood that is free of knots. Only one type of wood is used for the pro­duc­tion of glued lam­in­ated tim­ber, for our net climbers we use larch. These lay­ers are glued with the wood fiber going in the same dir­ec­tion. Glued lam­in­ated tim­bers are often used in archi­tec­tur­al struc­tures like roofs for situ­ations with high load capa­city. The mater­i­al can be bent to a degree that sat­is­fies all needs of the design team. For kids this means: Nat­ur­al play!


More inform­a­tion about our new products of the Joe Brown Col­lec­tion, about Joe Brown him­self and the inven­tion of rope based play equip­ment you’ll find in our fly­er.


Joe Brown derived his play concept for rope play
equip­ment from a clas­sic box­ing ring.


The Globe from the Joe Brown Col­lec­tion – at the GaLa Bau
in Nurem­berg and the NRPA show in Char­lotte,
Ber­liner Seil­fab­rik presen­ted the first three dimen­sion­al
net climber with frame from tim­ber. You’ll also find it in
Den­ver, Col­or­ado at the ASLA show.