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



Exhibited at Diploma Exhibition 2020, ECAL, Lausanne

Online Exhibition  

Mentioned in Frameweb 


Photographs by Severin Stark, Sarah Hossli