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LIVING AESTHETICALLY: ARCHABILITY

Focusing on designs that meet the accessibility requirements of the less able or unwell without compromising aesthetics, Active Mobility are setting new standards in the home-care industry.



BY Lorenzo Logi

October 28th, 2013


The industry of well-designed home care products for the less able or unwell is a niche that Australian family-owned company Active Mobility, are fulfilling. Traditionally, functionality and cost were seen as more important than the actual design of the product, but Active Mobility are determined to depart from this outdated mentality. The company is very conscious of their choice to support products that look good and appeal to leading design aesthetics, but are also careful to do so not at the expense of functionality. In this industry, a smart product is paramount.

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Active Mobility has created an idea called ‘Archability’. This concept is a fusion between aesthetic architecture and accessibility for the less able or unwell. There are very few examples of ‘Archability’ in the industry, and Active Mobility’s original thought strikes a balance between elegant form and excellent function. The environment of health care services, namely hospitals, is often stark and uninviting. Aged and disability care should revolve around a pleasant, home-like environment that fosters serenity and positivity.

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Since 1995, Active Mobility has been searching the globe for quality products to bring to the marketplace, to help restore mobility to the Australian population. All fixtures and furnishings are sourced from renowned, contemporary European design brands in France, Germany and Denmark. The team behind Active Mobility also works in with the manufacturers’ architects and planners to ensure they are supporting and distributing a quality product that will appeal to an Australian audience.

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It’s impressive that they are making waves in an untapped and otherwise rigid industry, and by doing so, creating a new benchmark and precedent for products to aid the elderly, disabled or unwell. Active Mobility is leading Australia to a more mobile future.

Active Mobility

activemobility.com.au

 


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