Designing for the Future is run by The Future Perfect Company to encourage student designers to think about the challenges and issues affecting our ageing population – and to create innovative and attractive designs which allow older people to continue to live meaningful, enjoyable, active and independent lives.
I was the winner in 2015 for designing the “Akeso Pill Box”. Akeso (meaning the Greek Goddess of Healing) features a dial phone-inspired pill holder and water bottle and is made from lightweight and sustainable materials. Harriet took inspiration from Sabi, an award-winning US company which designs beautiful, easy to use every day products. We put Harriet in contact with Sabi’s Director of products for some useful feedback in a conference call and Sabi even shared some of their original pill box design sketches.