As the birth place of some of the most creative, beautiful and iconic brands, it seems apt that Italy can proudly announce that is has successfully created the world's most cosmetically pleasing wheelchair, The Aria.
Beautifully crafted using Magnesium, alloyed tubing and Carbon Fibre the Aria is without question not only the most aesthetically pleasing wheelchair on the planet, but also one of the most robust, safe and reliable designs you can buy.
The two founders Marco Paolucci and Stefano Esposito, both industrial designers, decided to merge their design talents to produce something never done before - a chair that fits and flatters the human shape, that pushes the limits of wheelchair design and that retains the bespoke, sturdy and safe qualities that people with mobility impairments depend upon.
Full time wheelchair users like me, are utterly reliant on our chairs; they have to carry us, support us and protect us so that we can live our lives to the full. To this end, wheelchairs don't have to be disabling, they can be enabling and if designed correctly, even be empowering! With the right wheelchair, we can go where we want, and be what we want and our disabilities can be surpassed. This is how I feel when I'm in my Aria. It is like no other wheelchair on the planet.
“We started developing our project presuming that Mobility is a right everyone should equally be able to benefit from. Mobility products, regardless who the final user is, deserve the same care during the project phase as well as in the aesthetic and technological research. No difference should exist between products for people with normal abilities and products for those with diversified abilities”