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Han Kusters

Department: Man and Mobility
Website: hanzelf.com

Elderly Pride

When age kicks in and walking becomes difficult, many elderly people chose to stay at home instead of going out with a stigmatising walking aid. To lower that threshold, Han Kusters designed a classy walking cane that people can be proud of. This elegant yet strong ashwood stick with a comfortable, flat aluminium handle offers a fair amount of support. It comes with an option for an invisible alarm button inside the knob for extra safety. But to the outside world it looks more like a fashionable accessory than a tool for unsteady walkers, leaving behind a subtle personal mark with the seal at the end of the stick.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman