A lot of the time, people install lifts because they have to, whether it is because of decreased mobility or, in the case of public buildings, because regulations require it. My goal as a designer is to change that thinking!
I want homeowners and architects to want to put the lift in because it’s a nice design that can lift the space in a way. So it’s been an interesting challenge for me to design the Aritco HomeLift a couple of years ago as well as two new models, Aritco PublicLift Access and HomeLift Access launched this year.
It’s safe to say that the world of lifts hasn’t had design as a key point, especially with platform lifts. Scandinavian design, however, is an effective approach, partly because of its simplicity and a relationship to nature –there’s a strong connection there.