Earthquake proof school table

This school table by industrial design students Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno is specifically designed to form a safe shelter for pupils during earthquakes.

It’s common practice for school children to hide under their desks when an earthquake strikes but standard tables are not built for the purpose and can trap those sheltering underneath if they collapse in the wrong way.

The students considered different collapse scenarios and the need to maintain an escape route, as well as the day-to day requirements of teaching and cleaning.

Source: dezeen.comAdded: 13 April 2012