Generation Corona - reviving social contacts through active play

The COVID-19 pandemic, popularly known as Corona, has been keeping us in suspense for over a year. Several lockdowns with school closings and the associated contact restrictions have particularly affected children and young people. In addition to the social component, the decline in physical activity is evident in this age group.
In addition to the way to and from school, physical education fell victim to the corona-related school closings. The tendency towards more complex distance learning within one's own four walls left less time for movement, and playground closings in numerous cities and communities, especially during the first lockdown.

Now that the signs are pointing to relaxation and the pandemic seems to be slowly coming to an end, at least in Europe, the topic of meeting friends at the playground and spending time together and having fun is once again becoming a topic. Mindful of our mission "playfully move our society", we at OBRA Design have been offering a wide range of play equipment for all age groups for almost 50 years. Just in time for the restart, our new main catalog will appear with numerous exciting new items, which you can find under this Link (to order catalog) can order. In addition to individual new releases with different game functions such as the role-playing device "Fire truck" or "Climbing forest with tree house" the main innovation in 2021 is our completely revised tower system program "OBRA-MAXIMO" on the market. In addition to some bestsellers in "OBRA-MAXIMO KLASSIK", "OBRA-MAXIMO NEXT" a thorough revision of the program launched with more play value, smart color accents and qualitative improvements. Those who want it to be of particularly high quality and durable are well served with the "PREMIUM" rail.


Tower systems in two designs:
NEXT & NEXT Premium

Meeting point at the playground

Young people have a particularly difficult time in pandemic times. Your need for joint ventures with your peers is limited by business and local closings. Public space is becoming all the more important as a meeting point, but where there is often a lack of high-quality offers for young people where they can be active. Although this deficit has long been known, the circumstances of the pandemic shed new light on it and show that investments in this area can no longer be postponed. Even if the COVID-19 pandemic is coming to an end and we all hope that there will be no more lockdowns in the future, Corona has shown us in general the importance of exercise in fresh air as a balance. Here, too, OBRA Design offers numerous play and movement objects that beautify the lives of our youth, such as our proven OBRA TriMo line.

So let's hope that we can finally leave the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and that together we can create high-quality open spaces for our society where everyone can "move around in a playful way"!