No Country for Old Men - part two16. May2012
Latest creation of Lanzavecchia+Wai is an interesting series of three objects and furniture designed with care for elderly people. Let's face it, sooner or later we will be in the situation to use aids like these so I start to appreciate these from right about now. 'No Country for Old Men' line is designed to help aged people to keep their ordinary lives unchanged or as little as possible when the age start to show its signs.
The second product in series is 'Assunta', "a chair that helps us to get up"
"The aging process brings about a natural decline in muscle tone and bone density that contributes to decreased mobility, stability, strength and endurance. Actions that are taken for granted can become more difficult with age. Simply standing up from a chair is difficult for some seniors due to muscle mass and strength losses. This is aggravated by our increasingly sedentary work-and-lifestyles." - Lanzavecchia+Wai
Photos by Davide Farabegoli
See also part one, Togheter Canes, walking aids for living, not just mobility.