Earthquake Table by D'Esposito & Gaillard

Earthquake Table by D'Esposito & Gaillard

The fact that this table is apparently "earthquake and bombardment proof" is only a fraction of what makes it a go-to piece of furniture for one of the worlds unnerving natural occurrences, if the claim should be taken seriously at all. Strapped underneath it are provisions for both physical and mental security -- something us west-coasters can appreciate (pictures after the jump).

You'll notice that five of the nine compartments are dedicated to eminently practical things: bottled water, a hard hat, fire extinguisher, water purifier, blanket, first aid kit, even a little spade. The other four compartments are dedicated to things that care for our mental health more than anything else: chocolate, candles with a pretty holder, alcohol, iPod, fondue set. Even naughty bits have their place (look close at the picture on the right, below).

And it's red, both signifying a bold statement piece and an emergency, with little house-shaped cutouts for one to crawl through should something seismic happen. The cutouts remind us of childhood forts and all the fun and comfort that should come with both fort-building and childhood.

It's still (and may always be) a concept, but here's more from D'Esposito & Gaillard.

Dimensions: 47.25" x 31.5" x 28.35"

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