The use of knowledge of the proportion of the elderly to compare the relationship between furniture and home accessories: case study of Maeka, Muang, Phayao


  • อัศนัย เล่งอี้ คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์และศิลปกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยพะเยา
  • อัมเรศ เทพมา คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์และศิลปกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยพะเยา


proportion of the elderly, furniture and home accessories, building regulation, universal design


The objective of the research is to compare the relationship between the proportion of elderly people and furniture and home accessories. The research methodology is based on collecting important data including the measurement of body size of elderly population 53 people and the survey of furniture and home appliances as case study in Maeka sub-district, Muang district, Phayao province. The data were compared and applied for the graphic design between the proportion of the elderly based on three gestures; standing, sitting and walking. The results showed that the elderly had the mean value for height at 146.84 centimeter and the mean value for height from the floor to the foldable joint of knees at 37.93 centimeter. Comparing the relationship between the proportion of the elderly and furniture and home appliances, the results indicated the design of furniture and home appliances was not properly related to the standing gesture such as basin, gas stove. For sitting gesture, squat toilet, squatting chair and toilet safety bar were not properly designed. For walking gesture, stair handrail and staircase were not properly designed. This research proposes to improve or dispose of furniture and home accessories lead to the physical accidence of the elderly. Especially, the establishment of facilities of the same size in the whole country is not appropriate in each area. Consideration should be given to improve the new ministerial regulations. This will help the elderly to use furniture and home accessories more appropriately.


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