Designing for an Ageing Population debate

The Designing for an Ageing Population debate explored themes surrounding ageing and designing for our future selves. The debate was sponsored by Hitch Mylius and took place on Thursday 22 September at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of their London Design Festival 2011 events.

Chaired by Hugh Pearman, the speakers included:

Kenneth Grange – Designer and British Icon

Barbara Chandler – Photographer and Design Journalist

Lorna Wain – Design Advisor for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Christopher Shaw – Maap Architects, specialists in health and aged care design

Marianne Guldbranden – Head of Design Strategy, The Design Council

The discussion was born from the recent collaboration between Hitch Mylius and Kenneth Grange, resulting in the much talked about Edith Chair. Edith is an exciting departure from traditional and dated furniture formerly available to the growing ageing population. It caters for those with discerning taste and aims to increase the quality of like by design.