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Modern domestic designs for aging

Modern domestic designs for aging

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Named "No country for old men", a collection of domestic objects addresses the everyday difficulties of aging, and modern life.

Lanzavecchia + Wai, a research based design studio in Italy, have designed a collection of domestic objects titled "No country for old men". The collection includes three product types that address the everyday difficulties of aging. But the afflictions the collection tackles aren't exclusive to getting older. They are also increasingly common to our computer reliant, sedentary modern life.

Monolight

The light combined with magnification is response to the deterioration of eyesight with age. The table lamp houses LED components in a CNC-machined aluminum frame. The viewing angle is changed simply by tilting the frame which is anchored by a marble base.

Together Canes

Featuring three handle shapes, the Together canes address decreased mobility. The canes include surfaces so that they provide support for more than just walking. The T-cane and I-cane carry small table surfaces and the U-cane incorporates a container.

Assunta

The Assunta chair accommodates the natural decline in muscle and strength. The chair helps the user get up by using body weight as leverage. Simply stepping on the foot bar tilts the chair forward. Arm rests provide safety and stability.

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Via: Designboom

Images: Lanzavecchia + Wai

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Sun Kim

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Contributing Editor Sun Joo Kim is an architect and creative consultant based in Boston. Her projects include design and master planning of museums, public institutions, hospitals, and university buildings across the U.S. She holds a degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure