A student, Arthur Brutte, and his senior teacher, Ido Bruno, from Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design have built an “Earthquake Proof Table” after spending two and a half years in its research and development. The primary idea behind this special table is to safeguard the children at schools by giving them shelter and a passageway in the situation of an earthquake.
Earthquake Proof Table can protect children hiding under it from as heavy impacts as a tone, it has been proven by tests.
Bruno says, “The table functions well, thanks to very efficient impact energy management…It is a combination of structure and material that absorbs and transfers the energy in such a way that the important space underneath remains intact.”
The table is designed by keeping in mind the different shapes of buildings. The technology used in building the Earthquake Proof Table still to be patented and seeking a final approval from Structural Engineering department of Padua University, Italy.
The remarkable table concept of Ido and Arthur is to be showcased at 2012 Design Bonanza Bezalel exhibition in Milan starting from tomorrow. And, makers’ conception has also been nominated at London Design Museum for design of the year award.