Salone del Mobile Milan 2006: TuttoBene
THE DESIGN OF MEDICAL PROSTHETICS TODAY, HAS MORE IN COMMON WITH THE HOSPITAL THAN THE HOME.
Pity them who have broken their leg, not for the inconvenience of their condition, but for the sheer ugliness of the prosthetic devices they have to contend with. Why can’t we offer more solace in such moments of need, be exalted to latter-day-dandies instead of having to traipse around with such plastic contraptions?
The result, perhaps more poetic than practical, does however reflect the inherent beauty of recovery and mirrors the healing process of our mending bones. Slightly awkward and very fragile, just like us, they cry out, 'handle with care'!
Damian O'Sullivan (Design),
an RCA graduate, runs his design office in Rotterdam (NL). The office has as its mission to provide fresh and original work that reaches beyond the pale and the predictable.
* Thank You Damian