The Cologne-based company DESINO has revolutionised the design of modern wheelchairs in conveying the movement of walking to the wheelchair seat, thus mobilising hips and back to lessen the pressure that constant sitting puts on the body. Starting out from university the three founders, who worked closely together with wheelchair users, have established DESINO on the market as a manufacturer of innovative wheelchairs. “The idea for a wheelchair with a dynamic seat was already born at university as part of my diploma thesis at the Köln International School of Design,” says DESINO’s creative director Thyl Junker. Junker founded the company together with engineer Roman Pagano and sport scientist Daniel Levedag, so the new wheelchair design actually originates in three different German universities.

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