Shield Bag

 

  • ©ECAL/Mugi Yamamoto
  • ©ECAL/Mugi Yamamoto
  • ©ECAL/Mugi Yamamoto
  • ©ECAL/Mugi Yamamoto
  • ©ECAL/Mugi Yamamoto

Date 01/2012  Type ECAL semester project  Professor Nicolas Le Moigne openlinkMaterials nylon, aramid fibers, expanded polypropylene 
 

During the last big earthquake in Japan most people were hurt by flying debris. Another problem was thousands of people stuck downtown, without access to food, information or electricity.

This bag was designed to help people in such situations. First, when debris is falling, the bag can be used as a shield, with handles underneath so the hands are also covered. Its inside is made of expanded polypropylene and a sheet of kevlar: it will absorb shocks as well as glass splinters. Afterwards it will supply people with everything they need to survive. The bag can of course be used to go to work every day. There is room for your computer, documents and office supplies.