Henry Franks

Born 1989, Oxford, England

Product Designer

Dyslexic Objects is a range of 5 household products I designed in response to my own dyslexic condition. The aim was to improve a selection of everyday objects through the addition of dyslexia, encouraging people to re-engage with seemingly inanimate objects. Each product possess a different characteristic of the condition.


These three mugs illustrate inversion, a symptom of dyslexia where some letters, when reading, can seem to flip or invert. As a result the mugs are more stable and less likely to be knocked over along with being better balanced in the hand because of the centre of gravity and the handle being lower down. The inverted shape also keeps tea and coffee hotter for longer.