We are now living in a world of a rapidly ageing population, one that demands us to rethink existing life patterns. How must we adapt homes and urban spaces to ensure that all members of society can live in a self-reliant and independent way and are able to maintain social networks?


We should support people in need of care in living as independently as possible to increase and enhance social interaction with others. Due to strength loss and age-related impairments, the transition from staying to sitting has become challenging for elderly people, limiting their freedom in everyday life.


With its extended armrests, the chair enables residents to sit down and get up by themselves. Residents feel confident to move around and meet other people.


In collaboration with Generationenhaus Neubad, Basel


Prototype built by Martin Strebel, www.martä.ch