New York Times | Access+Ability Exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
“How Design for One Turns Into Design for All”
The covers are among the most striking things in the show: intricately patterned, beautifully designed, like snap-on tattoos.
“We want an 18-year-old girl to be able to afford our cover and feel fabulous. Part of the annoyance of being an amputee is that in public people are always seeing prostheses and asking the amputees to explain what happened, so they’re constantly made to relive trauma. Our desire is that people see these covers and say, ‘cool legs,’ like ‘cool boots.’”
Nobody wants pity, Ms. Wanner added: “We all want the same thing. We all want to feel amazing.”