super local collaborates with malawi communities to create care collection
 
super local collaborates with malawi communities to create care collection
oct 15, 2015

super local collaborates with malawi communities to create care collection

super local collaborates with malawi communities to create care collection
all images courtesy of super local

 

 

 

knowing that malawi barely has its own manufacturing industry, business, and institutions including hospitals, super local has paired with local communities and craftsmen to collaborate on the design of a new set of hospital equipment called ‘care collection’. malawi’s hospitals work with neglected equipment because in order to get the good quality ones, they need to be imported and most of the times are very expensive, or too technical or of poor quality. super local saw an opportunity here, following their philosophy of working with a human-centered approach, supporting the local economy, finding solutions in the country itself, creating employment and encouraging entrepreneurship. 

 

video courtesy of super local

 

 

 

the studio joined forces with the malawian company sakaramenta and developed the hospital products that include mayo stands, drip stands, ward and laundry trolleys, beds and some others. they are all manufactured with locally available materials and techniques, giving the hospitals the opportunity to purchase affordable high-quality products that are guaranteed.

super local care collection
the mayo stand and the other products of the collection were all made with local materials and techniques 

 

 

 

the complete ‘care collection’ featuring hospital equipment of good quality has been completely developed and has now received their first orders. they are now ready to start the production.

super local care collection
the collection consists of drip stands, ward and laundry trolleys, beds and mayo stands

super local care collection
the new ward and laundry trolley give the hospital workers new and completely functional products

super local care collection
the malawi hospitals work with neglected equipements 

super local care collection
the good quality products need to be imported and most of the time they are too expensive and/or too technical

super local care collection
by pairing up with the community, super local creates employment and generates entreprenurship 

super local care collection
the local production gives the hospitals an opportunity to purchase affordable, high-quality products

super local care collection
tools used for the production of the collection

super local care collection
collaborating with the local craftsmen

super local care collection
painting the products

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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