Stylish Furniture Aims To Improve The Lives Of The Elderly
Designers dispel the myth that medical products can't have personality.
Italian-Singaporean studio Lanzavecchia + Wai recently debuted ‘no country for old men,' a furniture collection which offers functions to aid mobility and sight difficulties the elderly face in their homes. Currently specialized furniture of this type is sold at medical stores and universally lacks design personality. Lanzavecchia + Wai's solutions inject a human touch and personality into each of the three pieces.
The activity spheres that exist in a home become fluid and blurred with modern living habits and mobile devices. The T, U and I-canes not only provide interstitial support to the elderly, but also allow them and modern dwellers to bring along their tea-time, a collection of magazines and books and also to prop up their iPad for viewing from the sofa or typing out an email or document.