Design for All

The holistic approach that includes everybody (examples also from Universal Design, Inclusive Design and User Centered Design)

Hedonomy – tableware

The idea came from my older ceramic work, when I was inspired to design for a sense of touch for the first time. We live in a hegemony of vision and I wanted to rearrange hierarchy of the senses . The human body was the starting point. I spend a lot of time observing people’s habits and how they interact with objects and living space. I came to the conclusion that most everyday things are designed mainly to fit the surface of the furniture and the house itself. It seems that people feel more pleasure from buying than from using products. Going against this trend, I wanted to create objects that are nice to use and suit our body. I narrowed my work to tableware because eating is the perfect activity to emphasise the sense of touch and the pleasure aspect in my design.

Place/Country: Poland
Designer: Anna Najmajer
Photo credits: Anna Najmajer

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Leonardo door handle

The idea of designing a new door handle came in response to the needs encountered by the architect Fabrizio Bianchetti in the course of his design work for communities, expressing his awareness of issues of accessibility and Design for All

Designer: Fabrizio Bianchetti

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Autogrill “Villoresi Est” motorway service area

Autogrill SPA is an international group operating in more than 30 countries around the world and in all kinds of mobility infrastructure: highways, airports and railway stations. After the previous positive experience of the service area of Mensa di Ravenna on E45 (Design for All Italia Start Quality Label 2010), Autogrill decided that the new service area Villoresi East must have all the characteristics of an exemplary structure, eco-friendly, energy saving and as an example for design interventions with high physical, perceptual and cultural accessibility. It must be DfA!

Place/Country: A8 motorway, Italy
Designer: Arch. Giulio Ceppi
Photo credits: Federico Brunetti

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