Earthquakes are not fun to experience. People who live in areas that get mild earthquakes all the time get used to them. But you can’t get used to devastatingly strong quakes. Earthquakes don’t always kill people. What they cause does though. If your building falls on you, you could end up badly injured or dead. That’s why the idea behind earthquake proof desks is exciting. It is designed to withstand the impact of up to 1 ton dropped from 8 feet or so. These tables can provide shelter for students or anyone else who needs it. They are light enough that they can be carried by two kids.
The Earthquake proof table will be featured in the 2012 Design Bonanza Bezalel exhibition in Milan from April 17 to April 22. The idea has a lot of potential.