The Chair You Can Wear On Your Head

The Chair You Can Wear on Your Head

Many offices in Japan have helmets in case of natural disasters. But helmets might be stored in inconvenient locations. That's why some Japanese designers have created a new helmet that can be kept in an easy to find spot: under your butt.

Dubbed "Mamoris" ("mamoru" or 守る means "to protect" in Japanese), this emergency helmet is actually part of chair's backrest. When not in use, it serves as a seat. Clever!

The Chair You Can Wear on Your Head

But once disconnected by simply turning the lock, it's a helmet with a neck and back cover. Like so:

The Chair You Can Wear on Your Head

Mamoris, which seems ideal for offices and schools, aims to go into production sometime this year. Neat concept, but when attached to the chair, the helmets look like they're for crapping.

The Chair You Can Wear on Your Head

They're not though. They're for protecting!

Mamoris [Official Site via Pouch]


Comments

    but when attached to the chair, the helmets look like they’re for crapping.

    You just know someones going to use it for this... it's exactly what it looks like...

    but when attached to the chair, the helmets look like they’re for crapping.Not all emergencies are because of natural disasters...

    On a side note, what's up with the 3-4MB gifs these days?

    I work at a Telstra store and some of my colleagues have some truly atrocious bowel movements, I can only imagine how horrendous it would have to be to wear one of these for safety after the lunch period.

    …why not just store the helmet underneath the seat (rather than making it part of the seat?) Surely that is a lot cheaper and easier…

      But it's from Japan. If it's not unnecessary and 'quirky', it's worthless.

      The neck and back protection is really useful and it means there are no parts that can be lost. The biggest problem with injuries during earthquakes is being hit in the head and back with falling objects/debris.

      This is an excellent design. Most people keep the helmets over in a cupboard that gets forgotten about.

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