mamoris chair double functions as an emergency safety helmet mamoris chair double functions as an emergency safety helmet
nov 05, 2013

mamoris chair double functions as an emergency safety helmet

mamoris chair double functions as an emergency safety helmet
all images courtesy znug design

 

 

 

when an earthquake occurs, the most common reaction for people would be to run for shelter or hide under the nearest table or protective surface. with the majority of the population unprepared for the ‘big one’, japanese studio poplife and znug design have collaborated to provide a solution in case the natural disaster were to ever occur. presented during tokyo’s designers week 2013, the mamoris chair is a two-part furniture piece with a head-shaped volume underneath, that when unattached, transforms into a head and neck protector. built out of impact resistant material, the inconspicuous safety chair seamlessly blends into an office or home space, providing protection from falling debris during an emergency. like with helmets, the furniture piece could ultimately save one’s life, preventing brain trauma when least unexpected.

 


‘mamoris’ chair
video courtesy mamoris

 


the mamoris chair is a two-part furniture piece with a head-shaped volume built underneath

 


built out of impact resistant material, the inconspicuous safety chair seamlessly blends into an office or home space

 


mamoris provides protection from falling debris during an emergency

 


like with helmets, the furniture piece could ultimately save one’s life, preventing brain trauma when least unexpected

 


detail of the seat-pan construction

 


detail of the rear safety helmet component

 


mamoris being exhibited during tokyo designer’s week
image © designboom

 


mamoris being exhibited during tokyo designer’s week
image © designboom

  • Goodness me, you could use it as a potty as well and do away with having to go to the toilet. Briliant.

    Dr Design says:
  • still, it doesn´t look like a safety device but like a new interpretation of the medieval “toilet-chair”

    hollegha arquitectos says:
  • that`s really crazy!

    luis fabian robles mendez says:
  • with some little adaptations it could be used as a room toilet

    jjf says:
  • apart from the chair looking like a toilet, the helmet looks like if struck, it could cause severe spinal trauma.

    MR says:

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