I and Lieutenant No.2 – went to the Design Museum to see the Terence Conran Exhibition and take a look at The Carbon Black Wheelchair I mentioned in my previous post – ‘Update on Trendy Wheelchairs’. It is a prototype devised by iimagine design in the U.S. (see the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYArQv0lX_w&feature=related ).
I wasn’t allowed to try the chair as it was a prototype; I touched it and the wheels fell off!! It did look very good but the seat looked hard and the tyres were ‘slicks’ so gripping looked difficult particularly as no brakes were evident. We also couldn’t see how it folded-up. Nevertheless I am eagerly awaiting more information.
the Design museum is worth a visit as it’s very accessible, – lift to every floor, helpful staff and good facilities. However I have written to Sir Terence Conran on the lack of well designed disability equipment. I can feel a new campaign coming!? I’ll let you know if I ever get a response.
The Blueprint Cafe is the restaurant at the Museum this is reviewed in my next post.