Johan_Viladrich



_projects

001_Blueprint
002_Filling_Pieces_AW2020



_objects

001_Racks
002_Seating_Element
003_Polyamide_Desk
004_Stack_Shelf
005_Air_Bench
006_RC03
007_Reflective_Surface
008_CC03
009_RB03
010_AS01
011_CB01
012_RT_Black
013_RB_Bronze
014_Arke_Double
015_RB02
016_RT01
017_Elder
018_Walker



_about

Johan Viladrich (b. Paris, France, 1991) is a designer based in Rotterdam. His work is centered on the design of furniture and spatial structures.

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Mark

Elder

Brushed and Waxed Aluminum / H780 W550 L500mm / 10kgs / Prototype / January 2017






Part of the Elder project, this walker is intended for people with very strong walking issues. It is meant to be used inside and provide a slow but stable help for walking.
The initial structure of the walker is reduced to a minimum. Using ø40mm aluminum tubes - instead of regular 18mm steel tubes - helped to create three minimalist curves, strong enough to ensure the stability of the object. 

As it is, the walker is less a functional product than a visualisation of an approach to design for the elderly. The focus was to create an elegant structure that would originate from the materials and techniques themselves. Drawing and shaping have very little room here, and all elements are intrinsic parts of the walker.



Mark