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Design for Aging: Furniture Design and Specification for Seniors

January 2021 DFA

Image: DiMella Shaffer

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits available

Furniture selection and design can seem fun, but it has a large technical aspect especially when designing for the senior population. While it is fun, it can be tedious, stressful, and extremely detail oriented. Good design seems simple, but an incredible amount of thought goes into specifying furniture for senior living clients. Choosing furnishings that have the aesthetic client desires while providing the practical/utilitarian uses that the piece will serve is an often-overlooked art.

Join the DFA committee for a discussion on senior living furniture design and specifications. Hear directly from interior design experts Kathy Laduca senior interior designer at DiMella Shaffer and Marcy Stefura founder of Stefura and Associates, as well as specialized furniture distributers and manufacturers representatives from Creative Office Pavilion and Direct Supply, about what it takes to get the furniture right. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion with all attendees. Make sure you are comfortable in your seat!