Konstfack – Vårutställning 2009 / Degree Exhibition 2009 » Martin Jones

Martin Jones

Martin Jones

I am designing a micro-transportation vehicle for people without functioning legs in developing countries. It will serve to generate family income and work as an outdoor wheelchair.

This is a non-profit project, aiming at alleviating the difficult life of people with disabilities and their families. This product will be sold on a hire-purchase system following the principles of the Grameen Banking System. What poor people need the most is a way to make money. To create an extremely cheap product and sell it rather than giving it away creates empowerment rather than dependency.

It is a trike wheelchair that is sustainable and easily serviceable by the use of standard bicycle parts. The project aims to create awareness, social inclusion, dignity, mobility, freedom of choice and income.


Year of birth 1972 Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
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Industrial Design