Designer Haishan Deng hopes his “Life Desk” design will save human lives during earthquakes. Every year many people are killed by quakes, becoming crushed underneath rubble and from falling debris. This modern-looking table is designed to flip over quickly and easily forming a protective triangular structure to hide in during a tremor.
The “Life Desk” is made of steel and nylon board and should cost only 80 euros to manufacture--not much to save a life. According to Yanko, “Deng has already interviewed with the Bureau of Education in China and they will be producing a limited amount of these desks to try them out in schools.”