Ana Lisa

Hikaru Imamura's 'Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery' Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

by , 05/07/12

Hikaru Imamura, Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery, Warm food, Earthquakes, japan, japanese design, rescue kit, natural disasters, Milan Furniture Fair, Green Products, Design for Health, Disaster-proof design,

Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery; an emergency kit packed with essentials for earthquake victims. Inspired by his own country’s plight, Imamura’s design provides water, warmth and hot meals for the people who need it the most.

Hikaru Imamura, Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery, Warm food, Earthquakes, japan, japanese design, rescue kit, natural disasters, Milan Furniture Fair, Green Products, Design for Health, Disaster-proof design,

Recently unveiled at this year’s Milan Design Fair, Imamura’s project was “the hit of the students shows” according to New York Time’s writer Alice Rawsthorn. The kit consists of a storage-transport drum containing basic relief goods such as food, water, rice, work gloves and a towel. The drum also transforms into a cooking appliance and wood stove for comfort heat and cooking hot meals.

+ Hikaru Imamura

Photo © Hikaru Imamura

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. scottishbear June 2, 2014 at 10:43 am

    how can you order the heat rescue disaster recovery kit

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?