Studio Aeroplane Co., Ltd.

GRANDMA’S BACKYARD BENCH

Part of a series of senior-friendly furniture designed to support physical and emotional strengths of our beloved grandmother

This project is a part of grandma’s home renovation to make the four-decade-old house more suitable for senior living. One of the keys we find important is to keep the senior members of the house active throughout the day. By adding seating at various spots within a short distance apart, we hope to encourage our grandma to take a walk and enjoy the change of scenery every day.

Placed in a semi-outdoor vestibule, Grandma’s Backyard Bench serves dual functions. One is to provide grandma an outdoor seat where she can feel the afternoon breeze from the backyard garden while having a clear view of the front gate. Another is to serve as a catch-all console for all family members. Constructed with solid golden teak that matches the existing wood frame around the house, this bench is designed to stay with the family for generations to come. The strong solid armrests with full grip and smooth edges mimic the handle of a walking cane to assist getting up and sitting down. Its seating area is intentionally widened to seat one and a half persons so grandma can intimately share it with her grandchildren.

Client:   
Ms. Jiraporn L.

Completion Date:  
December 2020

Scope of Service:
Furniture Design

Credits:
Fabricator • Plato