Beautiful wheelchair mannequins debutMar 03 07:55
What store wouldn’t want this in their window? A sleek, sexy “chair” for a seated mannequin that upon closer look is a wheelchair, these “Mannequals” are the brainchild of Sophie Morgan, a paralyzed artist and model from London. She’s bringing equality to the fashion world using her “equal opportunity” mannequins, and I think its genius (or as Sophie would probably say, “brilliant”).
I really hope Mannequals take off. They showcase wheelchairs in a beautiful way and bring diversity to a store. Back in the day, Kohl’s used E&J wheelchairs for their wheelchair mannequin displays. Does Kohl’s even do that anymore, put mannequins in wheelchairs? Do any retailers use wheelchair mannequins anymore? They used to in the early 2000’s. Very sad if they’ve all stopped.
The Mannequal comes in white, or you can choose from a spectrum of colors or even have your logo put on it. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, Victoria’s Secret needs to get on this asap. Just think of all the confused granny faces at the mall and at the same time, all the inspired smiles. Wheelchair mannequins can make a big impact in an easy way.
If you’re a store interested in purchasing a Mannequal, some details: It stands 90 cm tall and the cool part, from the front it looks like a “regular” chair, but from the middle - back, it looks like a modern wheelchair, perfect for any window display in a department store.
Aaah the jealousy though - these Mannequals look so damn good. They are so shiny and perfect-looking, so sleek and devoid of mud splatter. Wheelchairs in real life never look this good, (especially mine), but I guess, since it’s a mannequin, that’s the point.
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1. wheelchairs | Apr 28 05:02
It was a awe-inspiring post and it has a significant meaning and thanks for sharing the information.Would love to read your next post too...... Thanks Regards Wheelchairs
2. wheelie girl | Nov 27 08:33
It looks silly why not just have a real wheelchair on the shop floor or just a chair ....sorry but i dont see the point ....
3. Sarah | Nov 27 08:40
Sophie Morgan has a lot to say but as a wheelchair user myself I think the wannabe model should just shut the hell up ......
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Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.