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&Y01 / Wheelchair

&Y01
&Y01

Discipline: Professional Concept

Discipline: Professional Concept

Electric wheelchairs bring greater mobility to those with disabilities, but they still radiate a "form follows function" image. Based on Yamaha Motor’s JW Swing electric wheelchair, &Y01 (Andy 01) is a working concept model created together with Yamaha Corporation (music). The designers combined ideas and technologies from their companies to overturn this convention by creating a “ridable musical instrument,” with the wheels using drums and a TLF (Thin Light Flexible) Speaker as the “sail.” &Y01 transforms a user into a mobile performer and brings people together with music and movement, regardless of age, gender, nationality and disability.

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Other target groups:: people regardless of age, gender, nationality and disability

Client / Manufacturer

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka, Japan

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Design

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka, Japan

Misa Fukui

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Design

Yamaha Corporation

Yamaha Corporation
Hamamatsu, Japan

Sunao Okamura

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