Do we think about age when designing - whether it's a new piece of furniture, fabric or healthcare environment? One organisation is looking to address ageism in society and break down the barriers that categorise age and generations.
The Age of No Retirement’s aim is to create a world where age does not define people. As part of its movement to challenge the stereotypes society puts on age, the organisation argues its ethos of ’10 Design Principles’ should be taken into consideration when designing products, new services, new campaigns, new environments; new mindsets, new rules and new behaviours.
In collaboration with The Age of No Retirement, we are hosting two exclusive events looking at ageism in design. These healthcare specific events are set to inspire and question how we design for age and the opportunities for designing without constraints. The first will be in our London showroom in September, followed by one at our headquarters in Mirfield in December.
Our VIP speaker George Lee, and co-founder of The Age of No Retirement, will discuss the company’s mission to create a world where age no longer defines who we are, how others see us or what we can do.
The events are set to be an opportunity to think without boundaries, designing and provoking inspiration with fellow colleagues in the industry.
Photo credits: Alex Rotas and Natalia Evelyn Bencicova.