Sprinting and running hotfoot towards an outer space or hiding underneath some table are probably the only two options on hand when thumped by heavy, impactful earthquakes. Although schools along fault lines tend to tend to educate students over how to use their classroom desks as shelter during tremors, the practice however does not provide utmost protection. Keeping consideration into which, Professor Ido Bruno and industrial design graduate Arthur Brutter have developed an amazing earthquake-proof table that can withstand 2,204 pounds of impact.
Conceptualized greatly enough, the protective table by the design duo stands distinguished for rendering unprecedented safety against unforeseen, unfortunate quakes. The desk, crafted from sturdy components and specifically for students, will shelter and safeguard students from damages that occur during a catastrophic earthquake.
So what exactly has gone inside the construction that integrates overpowering strength to protect from calamitous earthquakes? According to Ido Bruno, it’s a distinctive combination of material and structure that effectually sops up and transmits the energy in such a manner that the significant space beneath remains unaffected, intact and thoroughly safe.
There is integrated patent-pending technology as well that enables the Brutter and Bruno table to endure various collapse situations. Not only this, the life-saver table can even help people get some escape route options, however depending upon how the desks are laid around and how debris falls.
Besides all of this, the earthquake-proof table successfully went through vertical tests of up to 1000kg, which at 2,204 pounds is over a ton. Presently licensed by A.D. Meraz Industries, the new Brutter and Bruno table is yet to mark its commercial availability. Meanwhile, the earthquake-ready desk will be featuring during this year’s Design Bonanza Bezalel Display.
As far as the pricing details are concerned, the desk will be costing nearly 2.5 times more than the price of any standard school desk.