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1102, Eatwell Assistive Tableware, 2015

This is a 1102.

{
"label_number": "1102",
"title": "Eatwell Assistive Tableware, 2015",
"description": "Color plays a powerful role in Eatwell Assistive Tableware. Designer Sha Yao’s grandmother lived with Alzheimer’s disease. Her cognitive and sensory impairments caused her to eat less than she should. The Eatwell bowl uses the color blue, which does not appear in food, helping people with Alzheimer’s distinguish food from the dish. On the exteriors of the bowls, red and yellow stimulate appetite. All pieces stand out from the table setting to enhance cognition.",

"tombstone": "Sha Yao (born in Taiwan, 1983), Sha Design LLC (Redwood City, California, USA, founded 2013); Polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers, silicone; Courtesy of Sha Design LLC",

"child_object_collection": [
{"title": "Red Cup with Lid", "description": "The red cup has a clear lid and a blue stabilizing base."},
{"title": "Red Bowl, Yellow Bowl", "description": "The red bowl and the yellow bowl each have a blue interior to contrast with food, a slanted bottom to collect food, and a right-angled side wall to enable scooping."},
{"title": "Red Spoon, Yellow Spoon", "description": "The spoons each have one side that matches the curvature of the front wall of the bowl and another side that matches the basin."},
{"title": "Yellow Mug with Lid", "description": "The mug has a clear lid and a roomy handle that stabilizes against the tabletop."}
]
}

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1159162447/ |title=1102, Eatwell Assistive Tableware, 2015 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=15 July 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>