Denise Stoopen

Department: Man and Mobility


Most products and spaces are designed for people of average length. But what if you’re not average? Denise Stoopen, born with Achondroplasia, has come up with a fashionable solution for short people. This lightweight leather shoulder bag comes to the rescue when things around you are out of reach. The incorporated aluminium plates allow for an easy transformation from bag to stepping stool. And the detachable wooden handle can be unfolded into a lengthening tool that extends your scope even further. The measurements of stool and tool equal the inches that Denise misses compared to standard-sized people.


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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Lisa Klappe