Multi-positional art easel

Project  / Project number: 12/04 2005  /  Status:


The challenge

Multi-positional art easelA professional artist (wheelchair user) needed an easel that would position a five foot by four foot canvas at any plane or angle. She also needed a support for her hand holding the brush.

The project was undertaken in three stages. Firstly the existing easel was modified so that the client would be positioned closer to the canvas. An arm support was then constructed and mounted on the wheelchair frame. Finally, a prototype was made and tested to cover the positional and safety aspects. The finished design consisted of a new base, canvas support arm and the canvas support clamps that the client’s husband could position as required.

The client can now continue with her profession as an artist.