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Albatross

CompanyEric Lalande
Lead DesignersEric Lalande
Project LocationCanada
Prize(s)Silver in Design For Society / Design for Elders
Entry Description

When someone suffers from hand impairment, caused by trauma or a degenerative disease, shaving can become a difficult and sometimes painful endeavor.

The Albatross offers functionalities aimed at improving the shaving experience. It was designed to be more inclusive.

Main features • Integrated self-adjusting hand strap. • Cushioned thumb-rest. • Optimized shape to lessen stress on the hand.

Additional features • On/Off switch located in the base and requiring minimal dexterity. • Magnetic cord connector. • Provision for lanyard. • Large display. • Wide angle pivoting head.

Other Awards and Prizes

2020 - IDA, Silver award
2004 - Andre-Jarry prize, Association des Designers Industriels du Quebec (ADIQ)