byACRE was founded in Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s design hub, with a mission to break down the stigma related to reduced mobility and to help those it serves maintain an active lifestyle without compromise.
We design mobility aids for people, not patients.
Mobility is one of the core values in modern life. It’s also a top challenge facing older adults; and adults with disabilities that have impacted their mobility and lifestyle.
The current market for assistive walking devices has failed to adequately support this community, producing ageist messages and outdated models that denote feelings of dependence and fragility – an inaccurate representation of today’s thriving older adult community.
Since 2017, our mindful designs have won some of the world’s most prestigious awards in design and innovation, including the 2019 Red Dot Design Award, the 2017 IF Design Award and the Danish Design Award.
“by ACRE” is our quality seal. It’s rooted in the words ‘Active’ and ‘Re-Habitare’ – the Latin word for Back to Life.
– Anders Berggreen, co-founder and CEO of byACRE
Anders Berggreen, our co-founder and CEO, has, in interviews, talked more in-depth of how he came up with the idea of byACRE and what it has been like to work within the mobility aids industry.
In connection with winning the FedEx Small Business Grand Prize, our CEO Anders Berggreen was interviewed by FedEx. In this interview, he explained the beginning of byACRE and shared his top three lessons from disrupting an industry:
1. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes
2. Look outside the industry for design inspiration
3. Find and nurture your early adopters
As part of the article “Universal Design Targets Products for All Ages” for Plastics Engineering, journalist Robert Grace interviewed our CEO and founder, Anders Berggreen about byACRE’s design philosophy:
“While gathering user’s experience, the byACRE team learned that the weight of the product was important to those customers. But manufacturers paid little attention to product weight.”