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Paklaot (Belongings)
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Do-It-yourself transportation kit for natural disaster victims.

Detailed Description:
Do-It-yourself transportation kit for natural disaster victims. The kit consist of four similar parts, which can connect to any given house door and in this manner to perform as a transportation tool for personal belongings. Each part is made of bended steel pipe. The clamps are made of anodized aluminium and locked as a result of the weight in a geometrical lock system. This kit suggest a low-cost mass solution for a disaster damaged area.

Known drawbacks of design:
Production technology still at mid-range costs

Website:
http://www.dordesign.com/paklaot.html

Designed in:
2010

Status of realization:
Prototype

Challenge(s):
Environment, Health, Habitation, Mobility, Urbanization, Water

Region of use:
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The product's design is derived from its function and from the manufacturing process of its parts. The design aims to feel rough and strong in order to increase the user's sense of confidence. The parts are made mostly from metal in order to generate, support and enhance that feeling. The use of a common door that features the basic element of all buildings, provides each kit with personal and culturally familiar esthetics.

Impact
In my research, I discovered the immense importance that one ascribes to one’s belonging at a time of loss. During the recovery procedure, due to understandable strains and pre-determined professional prioritization, the authorities are unable to take care of the victim's belongings and are mostly concerned with emergency physical treatments. However, research has shown that victims of disasters ascribe the utmost significance to their personal belongings and that caring for these possessions infuse victims with the sense of being part of their rehabilitation process. This, in turn, ease and speed their return to normal life. My project addresses this need. In so doing, it aspires to contribute to the creation of a more complete and holistic approach to the treatment of victims of disasters and provide the rescuing forces with the tools to give a more effective answer in cases of emergency.

Context
My primary concern in my research and in the designing process was how to enrich the available toolkit that is currently used to address the process of rehabilitation in a disaster area. This project utilizes the common raw materials that are already widely available in every disaster area, such as doors. In addition, the kit is designed as a small and lightweight package that is easily assembled by using simple common tools.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
none

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Personal investment

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Not known

Credits

Designed by:
Dor Tal

Title/Role:
Design student

Website:
http://www.dordesign.com

Professional status of designer:
student

Nationality:
Israel

City/Country of residence:
Tel aviv

Name of company:
N/A


Manufactured/Produced/Commisioned by:
bezalel academy of art and design
http://www.bezalel.ac.il/