"Earthquake Proof Table", a project of Bezalel Academy in Jerusalemdesigned to give a superior level of protection in the event of anearthquake, was admitted into the permanent collection of the MOMA.
The board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) inducted the“Earthquake Proof Table” into its permanent collection of the department ofarchitecture and design.
“The Earthquake Proof table” was a joint development of Arthur Brutter, designed as part of his final schoolwork project, and his lecturer Ido Brunofrom the department of Industrial Design.
The table is designed to give a superior level of protection in the event ofan earthquake, resulting in mass structural failure. In such a scenario,people taking shelter under the table have a much higher chance of survival.The table is designed to withstand the impact and weight of immense objectsby flexing and absorbing the pressure.
The table in its current format is the development of Bezalel Labs Ltd,center for research and development.
It was sent to Italy for a comprehensive assessment of stress thresholds, after whichit was further developed for a full process of commercialization.
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Media Coverage :
Colbert Report Feb 27, 2013 : Paola Antonelli, MoMA's Architecture and Design senior curator talks about the earthquake-proof school desk (Starting 4:15).
NY Times, March 6th, 2013