Born from a genuine passion to help others, Traveller Chair was created with real purpose and the potential to transform the lives of those often overlooked. As a lightweight, portable wheelchair that is easy to assemble and fold away at any time, it makes the perfect travel companion for someone with limited mobility who still wants to live a life full of adventure.
The back story
Former engineer, Richard Williams, decided to take action and create a solution that would help his wife Jane, who has Cerebral Palsy. As a couple, they had faced difficulty on multiple occasions when relying on travel assistance at the airport and in other public spaces.
Although most places provide mobility equipment and have accessibility measures in place, they are not always treated as priority areas, resulting in people being let down and waiting around. Channelling his engineering expertise, Richard began designing Traveller Chair – a lightweight, portable wheelchair, that folds down into a carry-on case (with 17 litres of luggage space).
First of its kind
Traveller Chair isn’t just your standard mobility aid, it’s the world’s first lightweight folding wheelchair and suitcase in one; boasting 8 key features that, combined, make a completely unique and innovative product.
- Lightweight design – made of aluminium and weighing just 9kg.
- Carry on compliant – meets 95% of all airlines luggage requirements.
- Storage space – holds 72 hours of travel essentials in the main zip pocket with an additional document holder.
- Fast assembly – from case to transit in just 30 seconds.
- 100% in attendance – with you at all times so you don’t have to wait around or be without mobility support.
- Compact – designed to fit in storage sections of most modes of transport.
- Handy shoulder strap and carry handle – for ease of transportation when in case mode, shoulder strap also doubles up as a lap strap when seated.
- Parking brake – for control and safety when not moving.
The development process
In development for over two years, Traveller Chair has been tried and tested over and over with various design and aesthetic changes to ensure the final product is nothing short of perfect. We wanted our travel wheelchair to stand out from the crowd and not possess the typical dull, plain appearance of most mobility aids. That’s why you’ll be able to see the transition from an all black design to a brighter, teal and black colour-way. Alongside this, a sleek aesthetic and subtle branding makes Traveller Chair a stylish companion for all ages.
Measuring at 546 x 350 x 200 mm when folded, the size of a carry-on suitcase; Traveller Chair fits easily into a car boot, as well as the majority of storage spaces on trains and planes. This means that you can take it with you wherever you go and have peace of mind knowing there is mobility support at your fingertips, should you need it.
Traveller Chair is tested to be used with a maximum user weight of 100kg. Please note that this product is not designed for small children or those with a severe disability.
For all product specifications and further details, refer to the Technical Data Sheet.
Why Traveller Chair
The Family Resources Survey revealed that one in five of us will be affected by disability at some point in our lives. Whether having a disability yourself or caring for someone close to you, this is certainly not a minority group and more must be done to create an accessible world for everyone. Traveller Chair hopes to bring at least a small piece of relief to those feeling restricted within society, The design priority was to create a mobility aid that can be with you at all times when travelling (particularly when flying); whilst at the same time, is durable and light-weight.
Traveller Chair is a transit wheelchair. Lightweight & portable and is ideal for use at airports, train stations, shopping centres, museums and more. When walking becomes too much, but you are not ready to go home or retire to a nearby bench or cafe, Traveller Chair can provide the necessary support and respite from walking.
Traveller Chair was created from the heart, with the end goal of providing a slice of freedom and independence to those with limited mobility. We truly feel that we have achieved just that; and hope it restores the sense of adventure in many who deserve to travel with ease. Thank you for all your support leading up to the launch of Traveller Chair, we are so proud of what we have created, and hope you love it as much as we do.
Don’t let poor mobility obstacles stop you from taking that trip. Going from case to chair in just 30 seconds – Traveller Chair is ‘with you all the way’ from drop off to pick up.