Beijing Designers Propose Conceptual Designs for Covid-19
Portable utility is a key theme. Sun Dayong's Be a Bat Man shields the wearer using UV technology – the upper-body armour also folds to a compact size when not needed. Meanwhile, the Maskerchief by Chen Min serves as both a foldable face mask and a reusable handkerchief.
In addition to protective and sanitising features, designs also interact with and engage users. Above Studio's Buckle Masks change colour from white to black to signify that the filter is ready to be replaced. Pino Wang and Frank Chou's Time-Changing Hand Sanitiser reacts to oxygen, morphing from pink to purple to blue over the course of 30 seconds to ensure proper application of the product.
While directly inspired by Covid-19, Chou notes the potential for future use, stating: "We have to face more possible challenges of public health in the near future."