Assunta Chair raises us

by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-02-06 14:01:03 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Keeping elder people active and independent.


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.

Assunta assists by using the user’s own body weight as leverage, by stepping on the foot bar, and assures stability by having arm-rests that follow this tilting motion.

Informed by contemporary choices of material and expression, both aesthetical and functional, Assunta assumes its domestic role by assisting this common action of getting up from a chair as a considered and holistic product.

Also in their collection canes with an add-on like a tea tray or an Ipad stand.

Designer: Lanzavecchia + Wai
Manufacturer: not in production yet
Category: design for elders


by Lanzavecchia + Wai

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