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by Sarah Hossli Product Design

Lotte – Aiding Independence in Old Age by Sarah Hossli Product Design
Photo by Severin Stark

Sarah Hossli Product Design has created a design to provide intuitive assistance in coming to stand from a seated position.

Lotte addresses the idea that though we should all be independent in getting up and sitting down, often age-related impairments can make the process challenging and limit freedom in everyday life.

The design provides a solution by way of extended armrests that go all the way round the chair to serve as a handrail, enabling the user to get up intuitively in a position with minimal resistance.

The design has been developed based on research carried out in care homes, prototype testing with residents, evaluations from medical and care experts and the technical expertise of the Swiss furniture manufacturer Girsberger.

This project has been longlisted in the seating design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Sarah Hossli Product Design

Project: Lotte – Aiding Independence in Old Age

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