Age-friendly product design competition winners announced

The Domus Age-friendly products competition invited design professionals and students to rethink domestic objects for today’s healthy senior citizens.

The jury chose five winners and one special mention. All selected projects will now be prototyped.

Ironically, truly age-friendly products need not be limited in use by only older people but this is a great initiative regardless.

First prize was Handle It, a mobile, portable device with a handle, which, by means of a simple and intelligent mechanism allows anyone to find support and balance anywhere and anytime.

Second prize went to an Electronic Pill Box, an ingenious electronic reminder for daily medicine ingestion, allowing to control time and mode of intake.

Third prize in the professional category was awarded to Cabaret tray. Devised from a simple aluminium sheet, the tray is lightweight and renders stability to all objects transported.

In the student category, the first prize was awarded to the Shoes project, which devised a multifunctional object which allows for support when putting on and taking off shoes.

Read more about the winners and the awards here.