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The Third Thumb

Danielle Clode, Design Products

Winner: Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Creativity

The Third Thumb investigates the relationship between the body and prosthetic technology in new ways. It is part tool, part experience, and part self-expression; a model by which we better understand the human response to artificial extensions. It instigates necessary conversations about the definition of ‘ability’.


 Judge’s comment
“All five shortlisted projects were exceptional, but the winner showed real potential and a new way of thinking, in not just addressing limb loss for disabled people … but in extending the body’s ability for everyone. It addresses aspirations as well as functional needs in a witty, delightful and inclusive manner”
Lucy O’ Rorke and Shobita Punja