04 November 2011–27 November 2011
An exhibition investigating how design can make homes better for tomorrow’s older people: increasing older people’s independence and quality of life, but also reflecting our changing tastes and lifestyles.
We recognise that the design of products and systems for older people should support their health and care needs. But rarely do we see the need for such products and systems to satisfy their wants and aspirations too. Products are too often developed on a medical model – to cure a perceived ailment.
Engagingaging presents a collection of furniture designed by Paul Chamberlain which prompts us to think about the alternative ways we can meet the needs of an aging population - one which may have ever more demanding lifestyle expectations and aspirations.
In partnership with Sheffield Hallam University Art and Design Research Centre and Chang Gung University, Taiwan.