Japanese design studio Nendo is known for is sleek design work. Adding to their collection is a mini-emergency kit. Considering Japans recent bout with earthquakes and various disasters, Nendo’s MINIM+AID emergency preparedness kit was initially designed for those affected by earthquakes.
Story By: Chris Keith
Images By: Kenichi Sonehara via Nendo
That being said, almost any disaster laden person could use the MINIM+AID kit as it’s unlike the typical conventional emergency preparedness kits in that it is more versatile and contains a plethora of essentials for any emergency including an emergency whistle for attracting attention, radio, raincoat, lantern, water container, a foam insert in the lid of the waterproof case, which has a diameter of just five centimetres and is light enough to be buoyant and multipurpose case in a slender tube.
Use the rotating handle for hand-charging the radio and or USB port for charging other devices such as a mobile phone or the kit’s lantern. As additional back-up, the lantern features a rechargeable battery and LED light source with a concertinaed plastic diffuser.
Did we mention it holds drinking water as well? There’s a foil pouch inside another of the tubes holds the water and in emergency’s, the tube can also be used as a drinking vessel if required.
A simple hooded anorak is contained within one of the longer tubes, while a small hinged plastic case can be used to hold medicines, first-aid supplies, sanitary products, batteries or any other items the user deems necessary.
MINIM+AID emergency preparedness kit was smartly designed and is tiny enough to rest in an umbrella stand and or there is a removable carrying strap that can be used to hang it in a closet.
The kit will be released through Sugita Ace in June 2016.