Gabriela Noelle for Project Playroom
Cuban-American artist, Gabriela Noelle (1990) creates playable art and interactive objects inspired by childhood. From functional pieces like indoor swings to three-dimensional sculptures in public spaces, all pieces inspire the viewer to see the world through the eyes of a child. This childlike perspective prompts the viewer to use their imagination, exercise curiosity, and create a bond with their environment.
Gabriela views her work in lucite, mixed media and textiles as a practice in preservation, serving to document our time on Earth for future generations. Her recent exhibitions and collaborations include Just a Space curated by Sarah Andelman, Pop Up Park at Ten over Six, a radiating mobile in Nashville International Airport, a collection with London based designer, Mira Mikati and a playful series for Champion.
“Life is playfulness…We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us.” ~ Flora Colao
As a mom of two-year-old twin girls, Gabriela sees how playing can build problem-solving skills, stimulate the mind and boost creativity, calm the nervous-system, and encourage activity during a time where outdoor play has been challenging. Her first collection with Project Playroom is inspired by the 1980’s design era called Post-Modernism, an era of unadulterated expression and lighthearted décor. Project Playroom is the perfect platform to encourage play through fun and creative pieces that will look great in your home.