Building community one Frame Fort at a time: sharing the collaborative creations

Since announcing our Frame Forts challenge – an initiative aimed at helping families activate their creativity together during lockdowns – we’ve seen imaginative dens emerge in Los Angeles, Madrid and Fukuoka living spaces. Frame founder Robert Thiemann and his daughter Sadie kicked off the challenge, constructing a playful nook in their Amsterdam home. Designer Patricia Bustos and her handy helper-clients Maya, Bella and Nacho followed in Spain. Then, Los Angeles-based architect Clive Wilkinson and his family – wife Elisabeth and children Hayden, Keira and Chloe – put all hands in to build a cosy hideout. And in Japan, architect Koichi Futatsumata and daughter Anno built a fort perfect for enjoying time together.

One thing is for sure: fort-building is a fantastic bonding activity no matter the circumstances. But as long as social distancing remains a reality, it’s also a way to temporarily alleviate the stress of restricted interactions – to feel connected from the safety of home.

Below, we share videos filmed by Bustos, Wilkinson and Futatsumata's families as they constructed their Frame Forts. To join in on the fun, share your #FrameForts with us on Instagram!

 

PATRICIA, MAYA, BELLA AND NACHO BUSTOS

Madrid

 

CLIVE, ELISABETH, HAYDEN, KEIRA AND CHLOE WILKINSON

Los Angeles


KOICHI AND ANNO FUTATSUMATA

Fukuoka

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