British designer Lucy Jones is challenging a basic premise of fashion, and it’s one that might surprise you: why is everything designed for standing people? Her newly-launched company, Ffora, seeks to answer an urgent question of design inclusion.
Category Archives: Body Fit
Mismatched: When our bodies don’t match our world
How inclusion shapes design: an interview with inclusive designer Kat Holmes
UB architects look to grant universal access to modern design trends
A group of University at Buffalo architects and researchers is looking to create a bridge for builders to access the latest design trends.
A Taxonomy of Inclusive Design: On Disclosure, Accessibility, and Inclusion
This series will explore concepts, practices, and organizational shifts that are central to inclusive pedagogy in higher education.
Parsons Alumni Launch FFORA, a New Brand for the Disabled Community
In recent years, the fashion industry has made attempts to address the lack of fashionable and functional products for disabled people, a traditionally under-served community, with adaptive designs such as magnetic closures and easy-to-zip pieces.
Aaron Philip: The trans, disabled model taking on a $2-trillion industry
Aaron Philip’s life has been transformed by becoming the first black, trans, disabled model to sign for a major agency. Since joining the renowned Elite Model Management last September, the 17-year-old has shot editorial for i-D magazine and been named in Teen Vogue’s “21 Under 21,” among much else.
Right Under Your Nose: Universal Design in Norway
Universal design has been part of Norway’s national policies and strategies for more than 15 years and is preferred to the traditional approach of accessibility for people with disabilities in public environments.
The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world
Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.
The best built environment is an inclusive one, designed for ageing and disability
Home modifications can help delay institutional care, creating benefits for the individual, the taxpayer and the healthcare system.
Ikea is hacking its own furniture for people with disabilities
Now Ikea Israel has teamed up with the nonprofits Milbat and Access Israel, each of which specializes in making the world more accessible, to develop a series of modifications to fix popular Ikea furniture pieces.