dezeen magazine: 10 designs that challenge ideas about body image and idealised beauty

Canadian design studio Alleles created a range of decorative covers for prosthetic limbs that simulate the shape of a human silhouette, disguising the more mechanical functions underneath.

“Although the functionality [of prosthetics] is better than ever, it has less relationship with the human body,” said studio co-founder Ryan Palibroda. “While some people are fine with the bionic or robotic nature of the prosthetic itself, others want to regain the silhouette of the body.”

“The mission of the Alleles Design Studio is to do for prosthetics what fashion did for eyeglasses,” added the studio.

Written by Anna Winston

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