Studio Aeroplane Co., Ltd.

GRANDMA’S BACKYARD BENCH

Senior-friendly furniture designed to support the physical and emotional strengths of our beloved grandmother

This bench is part of our grandma's 40-year-old house renovation project. The main objective of the renovation is to make it suitable for senior living, and one key is to keep its residents active throughout the day. By adding seating at various spots within a short distance, 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. 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. The solid armrests with full grip and smooth edges mimic the handle of a walking cane to assist in getting up and sitting down. Its seat is intentionally widened to fit one and a half persons so grandma can share it with her grandchildren.

Client:   
Ms. Jiraporn L.

Completion Date:  
December 2020

Scope of Service:
Furniture Design

Credits:
Fabricator • Plato