The problem with gas mask design in general is that they look scary and daunting. The Social Gas Mask designed by Zlil Lazarovich demonstrates how an air purifying mask can be more streamlined and less terrifying.
If you are in a situation where a gas mask is necessary, of course it will be dangerous and therefore fear-inducing. This gas mask design recognizes this and combats it with a large eye piece to look out of, cheek air filters and a small mouth opening. It is created this way so people can console each other and get through the difficult time together, according to Yanko Design. By facilitating communication between people, the Social Gas Mask is an empowering take on a doomsday device. The simple design is also likely to put people at ease, compared to ones with big bulky parts.
This Gas Mask Design Empowers People in Dangerous Scenarios
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