• Prize
    Winner in Chair
  • Designer
    JiaYi Cai
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Researcher Jialiang Cai, Prof. ShaoShi Yan
  • Other Credit
    JiaYi Cai
  • Photo Credit
    Macau Plus One Product Design Lab
  • School
    Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Location
    Macau Plus One Product Design Lab
  • Project Date
    February 17, 2021
  • Client
    Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Project Link
  • Web URL

10° chair: a chair to help the elderly get up.
The aging process leads to a natural decline in muscle tone and bone density, which results in decreased mobility, stability, strength and endurance. As we age, it becomes more difficult to move as a matter of course. Simply getting up from a chair can be difficult for some older adults due to loss of muscle mass and strength. This is exacerbated by our increasingly sedentary work and lifestyle. the 10° chair assists you by stepping on the foot bar to distribute the user's own weight as leverage, and by following this tilting motion with the armrests to ensure stability. Inspired by contemporary choices of materials and expressions (aesthetic and functional), the 10° chair assumes its domestic role by assisting this universal action of getting up from the chair, a considered overall product. For some older people, simply getting up from a chair is difficult. This is exacerbated by our increasingly sedentary work and lifestyles. The extended and ergonomic form is complemented by armrests, a spacious seat and a gently curved back. Empowering and enabling assistive items of furniture for the elderly.

He is the founder of Plus One Design, the presiding designer/founder/incorporator of Macau Plus One Design Studio, the founder/incorporator of Hebei Tangshan Quyi Industrial Design Co.
His main research interests are product design, service design, interaction, experience, design thinking and other emerging fields. He has a background of practice and work across various disciplines of mechanical, interior, ecological design and interaction design.

Other prizes
He has been selected as one of the finalists of Forbes 30 UNDER 30 elite list, Beijing Guanghua Dragon Award - Dragon Star, and has won many top awards in the global design industry, including 295 design awards in domestic and international, 13 national patents (one has been industrialized), one undergraduate textbook, and 40 academic papers in domestic and international journals, 19 in core journals. He has published 6 articles in SCI/CSSCI/EI international core, and 9 articles in North Core, CSTPCD, RCCSE(A) and SCD core. Published 56 works, participated in 48 exhibitions, held 2 personal works exhibitions, held 15 personal lectures, 10 in Macau. He has served 47 brands and assisted in applying for more than 20 invention and new type patents. 42 domestic and international authoritative reports/interviews. Honored to be listed on the official website of the Faculty of Macau University of Science and Technology for 13 times. He has been invited to participate in many top international competitions and invitational exhibitions in the UK, Germany, USA, Japan, Finland, Poland, etc. His design works have been collected by many museums, and in recent years, he has also served as a member of the "WCM World Campus Master Graduation Works", "CMARKET Cultural Award of Macao, China", and "WCM World Campus Master Graduation Works". In recent years, he has also served as a jury member of important domestic and international competitions and awards, such as the "WCM World School Master Graduation Works", the "CMARKET Cultural and Creative Products Competition in Macau, China", the "Golden Calf Award International Design Competition", and the "Eastern Creative Star Design Competition". He has been awarded the Beijing Guang Hua Dragon Award - Dragon Star, Guangdong Design Star, the famous designer of the Guntland Castle Design Award, and the Best Original Designer Award in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.