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.

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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.

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