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06/17/2014 04:42 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2014

Paralysis Forced This Designer To Build A Wheelchair That Provides Safety, Style And Dignity

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Michael Graves has done chairs before. The architect and designer who almost single-handedly brought the concept of no-brow—high design for the masses—into American culture conjured teak patio chairs for Target; Arts and Crafts-inspired lounge chairs for Arkitectura; sleek stacking chairs for Kron USA.

But never has he made one like the Prime TC, with armrests that fold back and flip-up footrests and washable fabric and BackSmart ergonomics.

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