給祖母的最好禮物 A GOOD gift for grandmama

May 8, 2011

  在母親節送些什麼禮物給媽媽最好?不如為母親、祖母或外祖母設計一些適合她們的用品吧!

  英國設計師Gregor Timlin的祖母十分喜歡親自下廚,為家人炮製美食。不過,不是每個祖母都可行動自如,隨着年紀增長,有的甚至不能自行進食。在英國就有多達七十萬長者患有老年痴呆症(dementia),患者除了記憶、理解及語言能力會下降,更會逐漸喪失自我照顧能力。當中三分一人需入住安老院。Gregor 在探訪長輩時發現,大部分餐具都只迎合一般人,長者食用時卻很不方便,於是就設計出一系列讓天下祖母吃得有尊嚴的餐具。

  • 杯碟採用對比顏色,碟邊色調又與桌子顏色有鮮明分別,不怕看不清食物位置

  •  碟子週邊較高,食物不易跌到桌上,更有保暖塗層,方便慢慢吃,也可讓看護將碟子捧到長者面前,使他們聞到食物香氣
  • 有保暖外層的杯子,可輕易握住,取代附有兩個杯耳給小孩用的杯 

  學習和合設計,造出一份最有意思的禮物,現在就報名“MaD x設計點生活”!詳情請瀏覽www.MaD.asia.

What should we give to mum on Mother’s Day?

          Having been visiting relatives who live in care homes for years, UK designer Gregor Timlin notices that a lot of the tablewares, crockery and even tables are designed for the average people only.  Staff have to spoonfeed the elderly and mop up after each meal.  He came up with a range of utensils that seek to allow elderly to eat with pleasure and dignity. 

  • Plate with contrasting colours to help visually-impaired people to see the food clearly
  • Plate with high-lipped profile to help get food onto spoon
  • Double-skinned ceramic cup for easy grip

          Make an inclusive design gift, apply for “MaD x DESIGN.LIVES” NOW! 
          For details, please go to www.MaD.asia.

延伸閱讀Extended reading:
Gregor Timlin on Eating, Design & Dementia
http://www.gregortimlin.com/2009/eating-design–dementia/ 

BBC: The utensils keeping frail eating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8453177.stm

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