Now on, when an earthquake occurs students need not run outside the classroom. They can take refuge under earthquake-proof school desk .Yes, earthquake withstanding desk has been invented by Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno for their initial project at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and design,Jerusalem. This invention is remarkable when you consider the fact that more than 300 million students across the globe sit in classrooms which can’t withstand an earthquake that may result in serious injury or death.
The designers turned a simple school desk into an earthquake-proof table by adding some unique features to it. Considering the financial limitations of the schools, they tried to cut down the cost of the table. Each table can be made out of inexpensive, but high quality material which helps to keep the production cost very low.
A series of hard and strict tests were conducted on this school desk to check the level of impact the desk could withstand in the event of an earthquake.
The design is waiting for its patent registration from the leading structural engineering department of Padua University inItaly.
The desk will be demonstrated at Bezalel Academy’s “Design Bonanza” exhibition. The main aim of this show is to promote sustainable student-made products, which can solve global problems. The exhibition will be conducted at Milan Furniture Fair.
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