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Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC, features our Dementia products in ground breaking exhibition 'ACCESS+ABILITY'

Two products for dementia, designed and manufactured in Monmouth, feature in a ground breaking exhibition "ACCESS+ABILITY" currently showing at the Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

Having established a worldwide presence this has now been endorsed in the United States by their inclusion in the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and reviewed in the New York Times.

The player is one of 70 objects selected from around the world by the museum's curators. Whilst the 'Simple Music Player' is on show in the exhibition for 8 months it has also been selected, along with another of their products, the 'Placemat for dementia', to be made available in the museum shop.

Caroline Baumann, director of the museum, says: "Cooper Hewitt is committed to accessibility in its broadest sense, with exhibitions and programs that involve all communities in thinking about how design can empower users.
The diversity of works on view in 'Access+Ability' embrace the latest developments in digital technologies and fabrication methods, along with a user-driven focus on enhancing what people can do when given the opportunity."

"Having our products showcased at such a highly regarded institution is obviously very exciting for us and recognition of the innovative and creative benefits these products have for people with such a debilitating illness"

says Lyndon Owen, E2L's Managing Director


Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Housed in the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, Cooper Hewitt showcases one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence.

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