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Daily Objects That Perform Another Function During a Disaster

06.11.15 | By
Daily Objects That Perform Another Function During a Disaster
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Two young Swiss designers launched a collective in 2014, called SUPERLIFE, and the pair have developed the BE READY collection of everyday objects that perform double duty during a natural disaster.

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ALIVE mounts under a desk and not only is it an emergency whistle, its base becomes bright so you can be detected by emergency services while hiding.

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BLACKOUT is a floor lamp that continues to work when the power goes out with the help of a battery. The top part comes off the stand to become a flashlight.

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MEDUSE is a carpet that comes in handy if there’s a flood or a water-type natural disaster. It inflates to become a life preserver.

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POUMON is a pen holder for your desk that also contains a filter to allow you to breathe in case of a fire or dust cloud.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.