Wallpaper Mag : How Instagram championed inclusive Design at Design Miami
“‘We wanted to use this moment to shine a spotlight on designers who are trailblazers and whose vision for the future is fearless, inclusive, sustainable and truly designed for all,’ says Watts of Instagram’s choice of studios, one of which is Studio Swine (@sudio_swine) that realised a bubble-shaped structure under which the four projects will live. ‘It is like tailoring a pair of gloves’ Alexander Groves, one half of duo Studio Swine said on opening day of Design Miami.
Transforming prosthetics from medical aid to fashion expression, Canada-based ALLELES Design Studio showcased two of its prosthetic covers – colourful and artistic cases that remove the stigma of the device and are designed to be seen – ‘we’re artists, not prosthetists,’ reads the ALLELES tagline. Also reimagining healthcare wares is San Francisco-based Yona Care which has redesigned the speculum and pelvic exam experience. On the @design handle’s Stories, the founders, designer Rachel Hobart and mechanical engineer Fran Wang, take the viewer through the creative process including mood boards, research and prototypes – innovations that will be presented in 3D at Design Miami.”
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