Adults in Copenhagen in Denmark have been reminded of some of the perils of childhood with the opening of an exhibition of giant furniture and household fittings.
MV Women getting on to giant chair, picks up giant cup and drinks. (2 shots)
MV Man on toilet, takes paper.
SV Hand truing to reach giant chain.
SV Man trying to turn on tap and rinses hands in washhbasin, and dries hands on towel.
MV Woman behind playpen.
GV TILT UP Young boy looking up to model of uniformed man and face of model.
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Background: Adults in Copenhagen in Denmark have been reminded of some of the perils of childhood with the opening of an exhibition of giant furniture and household fittings.
The man behind the exhibition is Danish Professor Ole Buhl. The title of the exhibition being staged at a leisure-home outside the Danish capital is "The World Seen from a Child's Level." Confronted with furniture, cups, utensils, doors and even toilets built on a magnified scale, adults were to find that even the simplest tasks in their own normal-sized homes became difficult, if not in some cases, impossible. The exhibition is aimed, not only at helping parents to understand the difficulties of children around the home, but also at planners and architects to help them think more about the many little people they are building a world for.
The exhibition began on 8 March and will run for 10 days.