Thursday, August 21, 2008

Post Modern Prosthetic

For all the Eames fans out there, here is a stylish Eames-inspired response to a typically cumbersome and unattractive medical device. Designer Johanne M Hawley deserves kudos for re-thinking a prosthetic that tends to look like a runaway industrial elevator part, rather than an integrated, graceful piece of art.

We have read that Charles and Ray Eames actually designed some orthopaedic devices out of plywood. So we looked around. Here is a Flickr photo of one such device that "dbalsuto" took on tour at the Eames studio. Back to the future, again!

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