Graduation Project 2013

Natascha Holwedel

Department: Man and Mobility


Specialist orthopaedic tools are designed to help the user overcome specific practical problems, but many lack visual appeal. That is why Natascha Holwedel created a set of three knives for those with a decreased use of their hands. Her clever swivel system changes the angle of the blade to suit users with or without a disability. “I noticed that people felt embarrassed about having to use special knives. I wanted to create a functional and beautiful design that looks like a regular knife so users don’t have to feel different.”

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman