These Prosthetics Limbs Look Better Than Many Real Ones

Let's get something straight—amputation is an awful, tragic thing. That being said, these personally customized prosthetic limbs are wonderful in that they make people mobile again—and look like German sports cars. Great industrial design for a great cause.

These Prosthetics Limbs Look Better Than Many Real Ones

When Bespoke Innovations, the firm behind the prosthetics, has a new client, they're given a substantive interview to cook up an artificial limb that'll match the person it's attached to, in terms of both visuals and interests. No store-bought parts are used—everything is prototyped and printed in house, meaning a client gets a new leg that's unlike any other in the world. And the results are pretty fantastic. Core77 has a full interview with Scott Summit, the industrial designer behind the project, for more details on the genesis of each limb.

I don't want to say beautiful, since, right, we're talking about a a part of someone's life-changing devastation—but the amount of emotional and design care put into these things is commendable. Summit's work is a solution to that devastation—not a perfect one, but one that can be used with pride.