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Repost: Bionic Beauty

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Alleles Design

I have been crazed at work, so I’m taking an extra few days of rest for the Fourth. Hope everyone is having a happy holiday week. Here’s a post about something incredible from 2017.

9/5/17: A couple of weeks ago, we explored designer wheelchair wheel covers. Today, we’re looking at the world of designer prosthetics covers by Canada-based Alleles Design Studio, founded by art director McCauley Wanner and technology director Ryan Palibroda. Made to cover existing prosthetics, these covers look like a bionic calf and lower leg.

There’s been a trend over the last few years moving away from the near-lifelike artificial limbs of the past and toward more utilitarian prosthetics. But Alleles Design feels like the pendulum has swung too far, and needs to be brought back to a closer relationship with the human form. And they’ve chosen a damned snazzy way to do it, too. In fact, in 2014, Wanner and Palibroda won the Emerging Fashion Designers of Canada award!

“Empowering amputees through self-expression.”

The company’s goal is to encourage “the shift from amputees being seen as having a disadvantage to maybe even having an unfair advantage.” Alleles Design has even got a line of activewear covers inspired by and Paralympic Games athlete Michelle Salt, who wears them when he’s snowboarding.

Check them out on their website, on Facebook, and especially on their YouTube channel.

Photos: Alison Andersen

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Repost: Bionic Beauty

  1. Well why not make the most of it. but could they be changed out. with the season ?

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  2. Living with a wonderful wife that had MS I got to see a lot of people during physical therapy and saw a few like this. Did not know that you could buy something like this. I thought they made it themself or their life partner did. Hal

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