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Sara Pagani Periti

MA work

CESB Collapsible Emergency Spinal Board

CESB is a collapsible, easy to assemble and radio-transparent spinal board, with high performances dealing with different temperatures.

Just to clarify, a spinal board is a piece of medical equipment that is needed every time a stretcher is used to secure the body of the injured to a rigid structure.

It had been designed to be used in Mountain Rescue, for the Army in war places, in construction sites, and for the Red Cross Teams.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2018

  • I am Sara, a Product and Furniture Designer, currently finishing my MA in  Product Design focusing on Designing for Manufacture, at the Royal College of Art in London.

    If I have to define my idea of design I would say it is ‘an act of communication’, while usability and testing are fundamentals in my process. As a designer, my aim is to connect with people and create distinct, heart-warming and purposeful experiences through them.
  • Degrees

  • First Class Hons BA Product and Furniture Design, Kingston University, 2016
  • Experience

  • Working with Soccorso Alpino Belluno Dolomiti, to design a new mountain rescue spinal board, 2017/2018; Worked with Werkraum & Tischlerei Bereuter to design a piece of furniture for the Vienna Design Week and the Hamburg Design Week,, 2016/2017; Worked with Tate Enterprises to design souvenirs for the museum’s shops, 2016/2017; Product Development and Technical Support: Making Assistant, for Open Food Project, 2017; University live project for Wrong.London, 34 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AB, 2015; University live project for Accoya, Accsys Group, 2-19 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Crafting Design Designing Craft, Vienna Design Week, Vienna, 2017; Crafting Design Designing Craft, Hamburg Design Week, Hamburg, 2017
  • Awards

  • Patent Support, Innovation RCA, 2018
  • Publications

  • CSH, 2016 Graduates Ones to Watch, Blueprint 348, 2016, p.94