This contest challenged us with the question: How can you combine the soft sector of care with the hard material steel in a meaningful way.?
We chose a very specific target group: people in a wheelchair, and decided not to focus on their limitation – but rather on the advantage their limitation, and how to share that advantage.
We created a foldable chair which can be employed by the wheelchair users themselves to invite people to sit with them when the occasion calls for it. The movement performed to fold out the chair is inviting in itself, and the variable angle in which it can be applied combined with its close proximity to the permanent seat create a personal and informal interaction platform.
Inviting someone to the same level can completely change the dynamics of a conversation, making our wheelchair-chair a welcome addition to the care sector of tomorrow.