ORNAMIN is a German climate-neutral company that creates sustainable crockery and cups. However, this company has gone one step further, and includes a range of products designed to help people with disabilities and illness to eat at the same table (with the same designs, to keep their dignity). But this range has special features to help avoid spills and to make eating and drinking easier, for those who find it difficult, due to various issues.
The features to help patients with Parkinson’s, MS or stroke are hidden inside, so you can eat and drink independently and in company, even if you have swallowing difficulties (obviously don’t eat choking hazard foods), impaired vision, stiff fingers, shaky hands or tingling in the arms, legs and trunk (common for patients with MS).
Examples are plates with a sloped base, two-handled mugs with internal cones, non-slip cups and lipped trays. These items are also good for people recuperating from broken bones or simply old age, who find it difficult to lift heavy plates and cups anymore. Also sold wholesale to nursing homes and hospitals, everything by this company is also made sustainably.
The company also makes a ‘red’ range of tableware, which is ideal for patients with dementia who often still recognise this colour, so it stimulates them to eat and drink from plates and cups. Eat Well (invented by the granddaughter of a dementia patient) is similar, offering cups with rubber bases, and trays to clip an apron on the edge (to catch dropped food and prevent clothing stains).