A Bowl Sans Hands


Sometimes all it takes is a simple tweak to an ordinary design to make it usable for a person with physical restrictions. The Arm Use Basin, a recipient of honorable mention from the Red Dot Awards, is a great example of how a minor transformation of an ordinary object can go a long way to transform someone’s life.

Usable as a normal mixing bowl, serving vessel or other containers, its “wings” are specially adapted for those with one or more amputated arms. Unlike other bowls which can be cumbersome or even dangerous to use without hands to stabilize, its side extensions are easily supported with one or two forearms. It’s a minimal yet thoughtful shift that makes it possible to carry or hold and mix completely independent of others!

Designer: Zhongyang Zhang