You're sitting watching TV when you start to feel the ground shake beneath you. You could dive under the nearest desk or run to a threshold. Or you could take your chair and plop it on your head. If you're sitting in a Mamoris, that is.
The chair can convert into a helmet.
Japanese industrial designer Kota Nezu of Znug Design, together with design firm Poplife, developed the prototype chair/hat for use in earthquakes. Mamoris ("mamoru" is Japanese for "to protect," while "isu" means "chair") just made a showing during Tokyo Designers Week, which continues through November 4. Japan, of course, is highly prone to temblors. … Read more