This sofa is designed to respond to social isolation in older adults and to stimulate positive intergenerational interactions between the young and the elderly, in the context of the rise of intergenerational living arrangements. This piece of furniture introduces an organic intuitive playground that helps interrupt the sedentary behavior of seniors while engaging play, exploration and creativity that are so critical for the development of young children. The sofa solidifies cross-generational bonds by bringing a sense of joy and purpose through moments of skill sharing, story telling, and playing. I hope this project can orchestrate a conversation on how we design for the wellbeing of the elderly of today and brighten the days of seniors of tomorrow.
Material: Ash wood and knitted upholstery textile
Dimensions: 1935mm x ~660mm x ~951mm
Photos: Holliday Kedik