an international design contest
for young designers
at the Łódź Design Festival!

2019

Weave

LAURIN SCHAFFNER www.swissprosthetics.com

Biography:
Laurin Schaffner is a Swiss Designer and trained carpenter. In his design work he combines his technical and visual skills to create useful and longlasting products. While working in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, India and Sweden he gained experience in various design studios. Aside from further developing his graduation project at SwissProsthetics, Laurin is an assistant teacher at the Industrial Department at Zurich University of the Arts.

Project description:
Weave is a prosthetic hand for children and teenagers who are still growing. Thanks to 3D printing and its modular system, Weave users are provided with various hands for specific activities. A key feature is an adjustable mechanism in the socket that uses the principle of weaving to ensure a sound attachment to different stumps. Weave was developed in collaboration with the startup-firm SwissProsthetics after extensive user testing.