Thursday, November 09, 2006

Design for All

The concept "design for all" goes a step beyond making design affordable with "Big Foot," a prototype by Wai Lam.

From the designer:
I designed this as part of a study of having a wheelchair contain more personality; in this case, it has a pair of hollow cartoon-like legs, making it somewhat humorous and comical. The 'legs' also function to shelter the users' legs. Visually, I wanted it to function and look like a natural extension of the human body rather a chaos of metal clinging to the body.
The concept is great, and the execution . . . well, it's a start. I love that it protects the legs, and humor is certainly a good thing. It's also a great way to engage others: "Wow, cool chair!"

Let's see more along these lines!


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