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

Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On May 7, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Design for Health,Disaster-proof design,Green Products,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments

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Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura [1] 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 [2], Imamura’s project was “the hit of the students shows” [3]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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Photo © Hikaru Imamura


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[1] Hikaru Imamura: http://hikaruimamura.sakura.ne.jp

[2] Milan Design Fair: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=milan+design+week

[3] “the hit of the students shows” : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/arts/23iht-design23.html?pagewanted=all

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