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cutlery that aids dexterity   transitions by mickael boulay
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jan 09, 2013
cutlery that aids dexterity transitions by mickael boulay



‘transitions’ by mickael boulay

 

 

‘transitions’ – created in collaboration with a physiotherapist by french designer mickael boulay – is a set of cutlery that assists the development of
impaired motor skills through a series of tangible steps. through the various degrees, each utensil corresponds to a process required to strengthen
dexterity from the main muscles of the hand to the tips of the fingers. the instruments begin from easy-to-grip organic objects through to more
refined shapes that gradually demand more agility in grasping and using. ‘transitions’ is not a necessarily a  system to completely resolve a handicap,
but allows more progressive improvement in motor skills towards regular functioning.

 

boulay describes the ideas behind the work:

 

being handicapped isn’t synonymous with remaining handicapped, and progress is always possible. additionally, at every step of the process,
my cutlery aims to make people confident and comfortable with improving their current condition.’

 

 

 
through the various degrees, each utensil corresponds to a process required to strengthen dexterity from the main muscles of the hand to the tips of the fingers

 

 


the instruments begin from easy-to-grip organic objects through to more refined shapes that gradually demand more agility in grasping and using

 

 

 

 


the series was created in collaboration with a physiotherapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


early models of the designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


a video on the project

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