Professor David Swann’s ABC Syringe selected for The Design Museum collection

David Swann's ABC Syringe

Professor David Swann’s invention ABC Syringe (A Behaviour Changing Syringe) has been selected by The Design Museum for its long-term collection. The groundbreaking ABC Syringe also featured in the Design Museum’s re-launch events which marked the move to its spectacular new home on High Street Kensington, London.

The ABC syringe is featured in a short film commissioned for the re-launch, alongside such other iconic objects as the E-type Jag, Paul Smith ties and a space invaders machine. You can watch the film here.  You can read more about The Design Museum’s re-launch here.

The ABC Syringe has potential life-saving impact:  it changes colour in order to deter harmful re-use when the syringe is no longer sterile.  The Syringe was the winner of the 2014 World Design Impact Prize.

Professor David Swann is Subject Group Leader for Product & Furniture Design at the Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University.