If you ever find yourself in a severe earthquake, the first thing on your mind will probably be seeking protection. The Mamoris chair from design studios Znug Design and Poplife has you covered – literally.
The chair is not the most attractive piece of furniture you could have in your home. In fact, it looks a bit like a toilet. But perhaps its usefulness outweighs its unattractiveness.
When you feel tremors beginning, you just twist a dial in the seat that detaches the hardhat. The hat part, which previously sat beneath the chair, comes off and is attached to the chair’s backrest, which now becomes a protective shield for your upper back.
Although the Mamoris certainly wouldn’t be useful everywhere, it could prove a valuable piece of multi-functional furniture in Japan, a country prone to serious earthquakes. It isn’t on the market just yet, but there is a patent pending on the design.