Bespoke Fairings™ was one of three honorees unveiled as Best in Show at the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) ceremony held September 17, at the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) 2011 International Conference in New Orleans. , Louisiana. Further, Bespoke Fairings was one of 12 products to receive from IDSA the newly created IDSA Responsibility Award as because the product “demonstrates responsibility and an appreciation of the human right to dignity and self-esteem,” according to the IDSA website. Designed by industrial designer Scott Summit and orthopedic surgeon Ken Trauner, MD, for Bespoke Innovations, San Francisco, California, the Bespoke Fairing uses 3D printing technology to create a prosthetic “fairing,” or casing, that the wearer can customize with various colors, finishes, or materials.
Earlier this year, Bespoke Fairings was also announced as a gold winner in the 2011 IDEA personal accessories category.