There are many things that we consider simple. We tend to take for granted only because they come naturally to us: breathing properly, watching the sunrise, listening to our favorite songs.
In the end, we realize that there are people in the world, many around us too, who find these “simple” things a challenge, because they live in conditions of difficulty and discomfort that prevent them from doing them with our own ease.
Some simple things can only come from difficult people
T'ROI is for this. It is a comfortable looking chair whose main feature is the extended arms. That's all? Already. This slight step will actually help older people or people with disabilities sit and stand without needing the assistance of others.
The designer Sarah Hossli developed T'ROI with the help of the residents of Generationehaus Neubad, a retirement home in Basel, Switzerland. Here they are: you can see them as they proceed with the "tests" on the product :)
Here, on the other hand, you will find some passages from "simple" ideas to the realization of T'ROI, both in single version and adapted to multiple uses and multiple scenarios.
This is why I love when people make up and draw things with the collaboration of those who really experience difficulties.
We all need help: alone, “simple” things like this chair often don't even come to mind.