Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Inge Kuipers investigated the lack of aesthetically pleasing products available to people with mobility difficulties such as sufferers of arthritis. Kuipers found that many aids for people with arthritis have a clinical appearance, highlighting the user’s disability and thus reducing the user’s enjoyment.

With her Tea-Set Touch, Kuipers’ designed an attractive teapot that looks like it can be used by anyone, with or without inflamed joints. With no handle, both teapot and cups encourage two-handed use, evenly distributing weight and relieving discomfort.

Photos Edward van Gijn
Photos Femke Reijerman