12 November 2020

For architects: designing a safer space for children

Architects are the masterminds behind every building. It is part of their role to plan and design a building, but the thinking process goes beyond just that. Every relevant aspect must be taken into consideration from the beginning to end and this includes proposing ideas, advising clients and working together with contractors.

When it comes to building educational spaces such as kindergartens, there should be a good balance between aesthetics and safety. Of course both the client and the architect wants to have and produce a nice looking building, but a nice-looking building does not mean that it cannot be a safe building.

There is a broad range of safety equipment that should be installed in schools. In the Netherlands, it is required for kindergartens to install door finger protections at schools in order to protect kids from finger entrapment injuries. Other solutions such as corner protectors for walls are highly recommended as well. Nevertheless, some architects are not necessarily “fond” of how these safety products look. They may not be the most aesthetically pleasing product. But it is important to install them anyway! These products cannot be ignored in an environment where children play and grow.

Arte Viva Playground for children
Arte Viva Playground for children


Arte Viva tries to offer a full package of safe and good-looking products for its clients. Our products are designed to have unique shapes and nice colors.

Our Corner Guard Deluxe comes in Yellow, Blue, Red, Grey, Ivory and a Pencil shape, unique and vibrant colors that would fit perfectly to create a nice-looking kindergarten with a playful environment. Other qualities of our corner guards include bite resistance and shock absorption. These corner guards are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and they are also easy to install. Thus, not only does it have a playful design, but they also guarantee safety.

Our Finger Alert Professional protects both the push side and the pull side of the door. It comes in 3 colors: White, anthracite and silver grey which naturally blend in with the door frame. It has a discreet and elegant shape that fits the majority of doors, even metal, and it has been tested on 1.000.000 opening cycles and is therefore extremely durable. 

Child safety design architect
Child safety design architect

‘Sleek’ design:

  • Cover doors completely for a beautiful finish and the best protection
  • Matches colors for door finger guard, door, door frame for discreet appearance

Product features:

  • Highest safety certificate
  • Extremely durable  
  • Easy to install inside and outside
  • Millions have been installed   

Overall, ensuring safety in kindergartens and school is crucial, but that does not mean protection cannot look nice! Arte Viva offers just the right solution for architects to fulfil what their clients in the educational sector may be looking for. With this, kids can now learn, explore and play in a unique, aesthetically pleasing and safe environment.

Our Door Finger Guards:

Finger Alert 110° | Finger Alert 170-180° Professional | Finger Alert Extreme | Finger Alert Door Blocker | Finger Alert Door Stopper

Our Corner Guards:

Corner Guard Standard | Corner Guard Deluxe | Corner Guard Deluxe Pencil | Corner Guard Table