Graham Pullin
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design
5.4 x 8 inches, paperback, 368 pages, 114 color illustrations
ISBN: 9780262516747
Suggested Retail Price: $15.95

From the Publisher. Eyeglasses have been transformed from medical necessity to fashion accessory. This revolution has come about through embracing the design culture of the fashion industry. Why shouldn’t design sensibilities also be applied to hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, and communication aids? In return, disability can provoke radical new directions in mainstream design. Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic furniture was inspired by a molded plywood leg splint that they designed for injured and disabled servicemen. Designers today could be similarly inspired by disability.

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