Access + Ability

December 15, 2017 – September 3, 2018

Racing Wheelchair, 2016; Designed and Manufactured by Designworks Los Angeles Studio (Newbury Park, California, USA, founded 1972) and Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) (Munich, Bavaria, Germany, founded 1916); Carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, and 3D-printed parts; Lent by Designworks. Photo courtesy Designworks Los Angeles.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

First Floor Galleries

Over 70 innovative designs developed in the last decade for and with people with disabilities reflect the changing emphasis on what a person can do if given the opportunity. From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, design is augmenting the potential for people to access the world in ways previously unimaginable.