International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2011
author
Agata Nartowska (PL)
title
Bag‑Pad Safe Transport for Infants and Toddlers
degree
M.A. project
e-mail
school
Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław
supervisor
Włodzimierz Dolatowski, Agata Danielak-Kujda
The widely‑used child‑carrier has been improved through the use of new materials, which made the carrier more functional and gave it a more attractive form. It uses anti‑fungal and anti‑bacterial fabrics, and lazy‑foam, which conforms to the shape of the body. The design considers the need to protect the child’s head – a stiff upper panel serves this end, regulated with mushroom Velcro and swivel clamps. This system allows the child to be pulled out in a flash. In the lower part polar Velcro is used for adjustment. This allows the child’s entire weight to be supported on the hip strap, while a belt worn around the adult’s neck provides stability. The middle part of the carrier is used to give the child the recommended position with legs spread wide apart, and the arm holes are good for developing grabbing reflexes. The soft construction was also used to full aesthetic effect: the carrier evokes pleasant feelings, mingling with the fabric of the adult’s clothing.