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Prosthetic Leg Cover


ETHNOS Produtos Ortopédicos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Furf Design Studio, Curitiba, Brazil

Red Dot: Best of the Best

The democratisation of self-esteem

Many wearers of all too familiar prosthetic leg covers perceive them to be stigmatising. Against this backdrop, the design of Confetti inspires with a novel, highly colourful approach. As a committed reinterpretation, it completely replaces the generic concept of elaborately tailor-made covers in skin colour. This polyurethane leg prosthesis cover is a high-quality and cost-effective product, boasting a material that is not only durable but above all also pleasant to the touch. Confetti is the result of comprehensive anatomical studies. This resulted in an ergonomic shape that offers wearers a high degree of comfort and functionality. Incorporating a well thought-out scaling system, the prosthesis cover can be perfectly adjusted to the wearer’s leg measurements. It therefore features a set of predefined internal guiding lines on the inside. These allow the cover to be cut in a self-explanatory manner to adjust it to both the height of the wearer and the dimensions of the most familiar prostheses. The stylish appearance is further underlined by the cover being available in a choice of different colours. Users can thus customise the cover to their taste and liking. Based on a socially engaged design concept, the Confetti prosthetic leg cover promotes patient rehabilitation in a life-affirming manner and conveys a new sense of self-esteem – with its emotionalising design it positively influences the ability to enjoy life for people who have had to undergo an amputation.

Statement by the jury

»This leg prosthesis covering has emerged from a combination of innovative design with the application of a 3D printing process, leading to a remarkably individual product. Thanks to the emotionalising design idiom and fresh colour choice, Confetti has a positive effect on the self-esteem of people who have to live with an amputation. The formal as well as functional simplicity is impressive and has been implemented in an outstandingly smart way, contributing to the well-being of users.«

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018