This Furniture Was Designed by Visually Impaired Students

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 26, 2015
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As part of 'The Invisible Design Project,' four visually impaired students were given the opportunity to create furniture that would appeal to those without the full use of their sight. When it comes to furniture and interior design, many people assume that the goal is to create pieces that are aesthetically pleasing. However, this project demonstrates that there is more to a piece of furniture than just how it looks.

The Invisible Design Project was initiated as a way to create furniture that would appeal to all consumers, regardless of their ability to see. To complete this task, a group of four visually impaired students were asked to create furniture based on treasured memories or tactile experiences. One of the final products is a unique stool that allows musicians to rest while preforming. Another one of the pieces is a cozy love seat designed to bring couples closer together.

By focusing on tactile elements instead of aesthetics, The Invisible Design Project brings a new perspective to traditional furniture design.