Commute

Equal parts toy, sculpture, and conversational object, Commute is designed to stimulate creativity and discussion on how we get around New York City.

FUNCTIONAL ART
Commute is more of a question than an answer:  What if you could redesign the NYC subway system?  Using handmade wooden dowels to depict train stations, users weave brightly colored ropes (subway lines) through the dowels and around the 5 wooden boroughs of New York to create their own unique subway map.

MADE SUSTAINABLY & LOCALLY
We decided early on that local sourcing and manufacturing was a must for PlaySomething.  The wood used to create the boroughs of New York is ecologically harvested in west Pennsylvania and all machining, printing and packaging is done right here in New York.

THE BIG PICTURE
Commute's inherent flexibility was designed to encourage ideation and play around a system.  We like to think of it as an ageless work of art -- one that can help people of all ages to discover their inner problem solver and provide a jumping off point for constructive day dreaming. 

Commute at ITP by Jeff Howard

Availability
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Dimensions

Fully assembled, the piece is 5 ft tall by 3 ft wide. Each of the 5 ropes is 6 ft long.

Includes
  • 4 wooden panels
  • 15 handmade dowels
  • 5 colored ropes
  • Installation guide
Interesting Fact

Commute was originally named See Something Play Something.

Price
$375.00