Senior Design Factory

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Senior Design Factory

Zurich-based association the Senior Design Factory teams up groups of people, young and old, to take part in creative projects together. The first branch of the project, comprising a studio, workshop and retail space, opened in March, while the second branch is set to include a small restaurant and is scheduled to open this summer.

Illustration from a Senior Design Factory recipecard for spargelsuppe

The project is the brainchild of designers Debora Biffi and Benjamin Moser, who have been developing the concept together since 2008. Designers taking part range in age from mid-twenties to ninety.

Walking sticks by Omhu

The Factory runs regular knit and stitch workshops where participants can exchange and develop skills, using their new knowledge to create items for the Senior Design Factory's shop. Products on offer include recipe cards, knitted tableware and stylish walking sticks designed by Danish brand Omhu.