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Zara’s trike seat team honoured

Fantastic news! Zara’s trike seat team honoured at an exhibition on inclusive design in Zurich.

The Museum fur Gestaltung is the most prestigious design museum in Switzerland. It will be exhibiting Zara’s trike seat, which you can read about by following the link at the bottom of this page, in the exhibition to celebrate designs that benefit inclusivity which starts at the end of this month.

Apparently the museum contacted Fixperts (see link below) for ideas and Daniel had put the team and their invention forward.

This is such good news and well deserved validation for an idea that eventually became a reality due to sheer persistence and a refusal to be beaten!

Story recap

In early March, David Bickers was introduced by Kiera Roche, founder of LimbPower, to Anna Eerdmans. Anna was one of a team of 2 Product Design students at Ravensbourne University who had been asked to design a suitable bike seat for hind and right leg amputee, Zara, so that she could resume cycling around Brighton following her amputation. It was hoped that DBF could offer support to the project through the Bader Grants Scheme. We were delighted to get involved with what promised to be a fascinating and challenging project with Anna and Chi, a talented pair of designers, determined that they wouldn’t give up until Zara was back in the saddle, pedalling around her home town safely and comfortably. (DBF Website – 17/01/24)

We were delighted to support the team with a Bader Grant and the rest is history!

It’s so gratifying to see that sheer ingenuity, perseverance and the desire to support inclusivity can work together to create such a successful end product. One that did indeed put Zara back in the saddle able to enjoy her cycling and the freedom it offers her again! You can see this great moment at the end of the heartwarming video, Zara’s Trike Journey, below.

Anna contacted us this morning to inform us that she had received an invitation to the opening night of the exhibition, which will take place in the evening of the 30th May.

We couldn’t be more delighted to see Zara’s trike seat team honoured and are so proud to have been a small part of this successful and very rewarding collaborative venture.

Huge congratulations to Anna, Chi and, of course, Zara, without whose input the trike seat would never have come into existence!

Zara's trike seat team honour

Zara's trike seat team honour

 

Zara's trike seat team honour

 


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