‘representative skins’ back brace

italian born designer francesca lanzavecchia graduated from the masters program at the design academy in eindhoven last spring. her thesis project ‘pro aesthetics supports’ explored the perception of disability through its artefacts. in the project she redesigned common medical artefacts associated with disability such as neck braces, canes, crutches and back braces. she focused on making the artefacts expressive so that each one becomes a personal representation of their owner, while paying special attention to social stigma.

http://www.francesca.nu

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘lingerie’ back brace & ‘tattoo’ back brace

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘corset’ back brace & ‘polly’ back brace

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘tea-time’ cane

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘protraction’ crutch & ‘bone’ cane

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘personal canvas’ neck brace

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘pronto’ neck brace & ‘neck plinth’

'pro aesthetics supports' by francesca lanzavecchia ‘neck plinth & ‘marsupial’ neck brace