Japan often suffers from earthquakes making designs such as the +MET hard hat an asset to have on-hand just in case. When not in use as a protective helmet, the +MET hat doubles up as stylish plant pot so it can be kept on display in the home and in sight in case of need as its secondary function.
The +MET project provides a way to keep safety equipment easily accessible and in sight for emergency situations. The hat's plastic design has a multitude of functional uses in the home or office, doubling as a lamp shade or a planter. Then, if needed, the helmet can be worn as a hard hat to protect wearers' heads from falling objects in emergency situations such as earthquakes.