We design and produce a wide range of specialist medical devices and dental equipment for handling patients with special needs all over the world.


Design Specific was originally formed back in 1999 after an experienced team working in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Brighton received a request to design a wheelchair recliner platform for the Royal Neuro-disability Hospital in Putney. This was the start of a journey that allowed us to progressively push the boundaries of what the industry thought was possible and allowed us to take this new ground-breaking idea into commercial production having major influence on clinical treatment of the disabled world-wide.


We are an innovative and quality focused dental chair manufacturer serving the needs of dentists in special care dentistry and their patients for over many years.

As leading dental chair manufacturers we aim to make a real difference in the daily lives of dental professionals around the globe. We take pride in being leaders in innovative and quality dental equipment. Design Specific make products that are very practical, easy to use and are fully capable of taking a full range of patients from children to bariatric adults. They are the only wheelchair recliners that can be folded to reduce floor space.

You would expect the best products for your patients and staff. We are the only company in our field that have achieved MEDICAL directive status. Anything else is just a mechanical handling device.


All products we work on are fully tested and individually certificated in conformance with the strictest international standards. We also insist that all equipment is manufactured within our own factories within the UK. Design Specific fully supports skills training and has an active apprentice scheme.