lotte – aiding independence in old age

We should all be able to get up and sit down on our own regardless of age or ability. However, due to age-related impairments this becomes challenging for many elderly people, limiting their freedom in everyday life.

With its extended armrests that go all around and serve as a handrail, this armchair enables 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 / Customized Furniture.



Master Diploma ECAL, Lausanne

In collaboration with Generationenhaus Neubad, Basel

and Girsberger / Customized Furniture, Bützberg






German Design Award 2023: Winner Furniture

Iconic Awards 2023, Innovative Interior: Best of best, Furniture
James Dyson Award 2023, National Runner Up

Dezeen Awards 2022: Public Vote Winner

Dezeen Awards 2022: Seating design of the year 

Design Preis Schweiz 2021: Winner Furniture



Exhibited at 

-Design für alle? Vielfalt als Norm“, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, 2024 

-Iconic Awards Exhibition, Design Post Köln, Cologne, 2023

-Ambiente 2023, Talents, Frankfurt
-ADI Designmuseum, Testa e Croce – 

Le convergenze parallele del design svizzero e italiano, Milan 2022/23

-Fuorisalone Milan 2021, Milan Design Week, Alcova, Prohelvetia/ Designswitzerland

-Supersalone 2021, Milan Design Week, Rho fiera Milano, The Lost Graduation Show - Class of 2020/21

-Diploma Exhibition 2020, ECAL, Lausanne

Online Exhibition  

-Mentioned in Frameweb 
-Mentioned on Dezeen


Photographs by Severin Stark, Girsberger AG, Sarah Hossli