Creative Around The World

Creative Shields Around The World

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to protect their faces  with shields that cover the entire face, from the forehead down to the chin or lower. A safe mask can also help us to avoid micro droplets out or in to the mouth and nose.

According to Singapore Government Agency, face shields allowed only for specific exempt groups or settings. In some situations where the wearing of masks may not be practical, face shields may be worn. They must be worn properly so that a face shield covers the entire face, from the forehead to below the chin, wrapping around the sides of the face. In certain settings, face shields may be worn on top of a mask to provide additional protection. For sure a face shield can help us to breathe after wearing mask for long hours.

Below I collected various kinds of face shields around the world and specified them into several groups:

 

ARTISTIC SHIELDS:

1. WEARABLE RATTAN CAGE by Livable (founded by Sep Verboom) for UN and WHO Global Call Out To Creatives: Verboom chose to make the wearable from rattan, as a sustainable alternative to timber, using pieces of the natural material left lying around his studio. With the help of his partner, Florentien Pletinckx, Verboom used left-over rattan strips to make the sustainable sculptural object, arranging the cross hatch pattern into crinoline shape, large petticoat frames during the Victorian era.Well-Distance-Being LivableLivable® is a design and research platform on a mission to envision a future-proof approach between people, environment and society.

United Nations calls on creatives to share messages about coronavirus
The UN and WHO’s coronavirus prevention examples.

For more information about LIVABLE and its founder Sep Verboom: Website livable.world – Facebook world.livable – Instagram @livable_world – LinkedIn Sep Verboom.

Sources: Livable’s Well-Distance-Being project encourages social distancing with wearable rattan cages — UN and WHO launch Global Call Out To Creatives to make informative coronavirus visualsThis Wearable Rattan Cage is a Walking Reminder to Keep Up the Social Distancing — Wearable Rattan Images by Karen Eloot and Pietelr Vanoverberghe for Livable.

2. KEYWORKERS by Freyja Sewell: in her wordpress blog, she mentioned: “Using only the materials I happened to have in Lockdown with me I set out to say a visual thank you to all 8 groups of Key Workers. I want to express my gratitude to all those people who have remained working during the last few crazy months. Luckily I was stuck in Lockdown with photographer Sarah Marinangeli, photo credit and thanks to her.” Here are some images of the creative face-shields and masks by Freyja Sewell:

Sewell's Keyworkers' - category: public safety and national security look.

Sewell’s Keyworkers’ – category: public safety and national security look

Sewell's Keyworkers - category: local and national government.

Sewell’s Keyworkers – category: local and national government.

Sewell's Keyworkers - category: transportation.

Sewell’s Keyworkers – category: transportation.

Sewell's Keyworkers - category: transportation.

Sewell’s Keyworkers – category: journalist.

Fretja Sewell known as a designer who is giving science non fiction and Buddhism touch in her creations. You can visit the blog of Freyja Sewel to see more KEYWORKERS’ creations.

For more information about Freyja Sewell: Website www.freyjasewell.co.uk – WordPress freyjasewellwa.wordpress.com – Facebook FreyjaSewell – Instagram @freyjasewell – Twitter @FreyjaSewell.

Source: Mindfulness and design – Keyworkers – Freyja Sewell’s Key Workers masks take design cues from science fiction and Buddhism.

 

FASHIONABLE SHIELDS:

1. FACE SHIELD by American designer Joe Doucet: a shield with integrated sunglass lenses and arms that make them more practical and feel less alien and intrusive on the wearer than a typical face shield would. This version could be a more attractive option of PPE for non-medical users. The images of Joe Doucet’s face shield:…Face shield by Joe Doucet

Face shield by Joe Doucet

“It is hoped that improving the basic face shield design will encourage far greater uptake of its usage and help everyone adjust to the ‘new normal’ that awaits us.”

For more information about Joe Doucet: Website joedoucet.com – Linkedin joedoucet – Instagram @joedoucet_  – Twitter @JoeDoucet.

Source: Joe Doucet designs face shield to be a fashion accessory — Joe Doucet Website.

2. CoV19 by Taiwanese designer based in The Netherlands Chen Yi Fei Design: is a prevention as high fashion accessory. To TL Magazine, Yi Fei said, “My project is developed in sustainable fashion and it is reusable. You can come home, and clean it to use it again. Just like glasses.”

For more information about Fei Studio: Website www.chenyifeidesign.com
 – Instagram @fei_studio_

3. MICRASHELL

by  it ispecifically designed to satisfy the needs of nightlife, live events and entertainment industries, Micrashell is a virus-shielded, easy to control, fun to wear, disinfectable, fast to deploy personal protective equipment (PPE) that allows socializing without distancing.

Production Club designs drink- and vape-friendly PPE suit for clubbing during a pandemic

Creative shields around the world- Production Club

Creative shields around the world- Production Club

This offshoot of a hazmat suit contains two lithium-ion cell battery systems for uninterrupted active operation and are easy charge and swap when discharged (18650 type batteries).

For more information about Production Club: Website production.club – Instagram @productionclub – Facebook ProductionClub – LinkedIn Producation Club.

Source: A suit that allows you to safely socialize in times of pandemi — Production Club designs drink and vape-friendly PPE suit for clubbing during a pandemic.

 

FACE SHIELDS FROM PAST FASHION RUNWAYS:

1. THOM BROWNE plastic mask: The Spring Summer 2015 fashion runway, elaborately staged competition was between man and machine. “They all lose in the end,” was Browne’s cheery summation this time round. Browne once claimed, he took inspiration from TRON, the 1982 sci-fi stinker that became a cult.

But Browne isn’t really a video game kind of guy. More likely little Thom was glued to the puppet fantasia Thunderbirds, with the young heroes of International Rescue with Lady Penelope in pink Roll Royce. The models with their perfectly sculpted plastic masks, articulated stiffness, and jaunty caps did indeed look eerily like International Rescue, like puppets:

Source: TRON Trailer Movie 1982  — Vogue: Thom Browne Runway SS2015.

2. SPACE-AGE HEADGEAR by PIERRE CARDIN: vinyl mask and eyewear in British Vogue – model Donna Mitchell in a clear perspex mask and lattice vinyl body by Pierre Cardin is greatly enhanced by the make up in the image and has become a very iconic Vogue image, which was included in Vogue: Voice of A Century, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith:

Cardin was very impressed by the fantastic adventure of putting a man on the moon. He visited NASA and became the first civilian in the world to put on the spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin. As a fashion designer, he said: “The clothing I prefer is the one I create for a life that does not yet exist, the world of tomorrow.”

Source: Pierre Cardin Website — Arrowsmith Face The Make Up – #1 – Gil, Lutens, Clavet & Sharah — Space Age Pierre Cardin 1970 Futurism – The Look of Love.

 

SHIELDS FOR PUBLIC PLACES:

1. SERRE SÉPARÉES by ETEN MEDIATIC: small glasshouses built outdoor to welcome customers. Each glass cabin can contain 2 – 3 people. Waiters with gloves and face shields keep the safe distance with the customers by using long wood plank board when serving the food. They clean the cabin each time the customers leave.

The team were reinspired by contamination precautions and the redesign of togetherness. Mediamatic itself was founded by Willem Velthoven.

For more information about Mediamatic ETEN: Website eten.mediamatic.nl – Instagram @mediamatic_eten – Facebook mediamatic.eten.

Source: Mediamatic Eten Official Website, Serre Séparées RESERVATION pageInstagram of Mediamatic EtenDutch ExperimentsNext Reservations in Serres Séparées, New York Times: Dutch Restaurant Trials Glass Booths for Dining Amid Coronavirus.

2. PLEAX’EAT for diners by French interior designer Christophe Gernigon: a protection bubble from transparent plastic hanging with some cables attached from the ceiling. It’s covering the upper part of the human body while in sitting position. The Plex’eat’s current dimensions are 80 cm by 70 cm and larger model is still being developed for couples and family.

Watch the Gernigon’s “Your bubble is ready: plastic pods offer solution COVID dining in France” in NTV Houston YouTube Channel:

For more information about Christophe Gernigon: Website www.christophegernigon.com – Instagram @christopegernigonstudio – Facebook cgchristophe.gernigon – Twitter @gernigonstudio.

Source: PLEAX’EAT Protection Bubble — NTV Houston: Your bubble is ready: plastic pods offer solution COVID dining in France.

 

EVERYDAY OBJECTS’ SHIELDS:

1. iSPHERE by Plastique Fantastique: it is an open-source project that everybody can produce, develop and improve. We taped 2 transparent hollow hemispheres together and cut a hole that fits our heads. The whole procedure took approx. 30 minutes and the costs for the material are around 24,- € (please refer to our tutorial).

Creative Shields Around The World

1. 2x transparent hemisphere
2. Connect both with transparent tape          3. Turn it 45°
4. Cut diameter 20 cm at the bottom.

For more information about Plastique Fantastique: Website plastique-fantastique.de – YouTube Channel Plastique Fantastique  – Instagram @plastique.fantastique.

Source: Christophe Gernigon designs suspended shields to allow diners to return to restaurants — Adam Miklosi Website –  Joe Doucet Website – Plastique Fantastique Makes iSphere Mask informed by 1950s Sci-Fi Movies — iSphere tutorial.

2. ANYTHING by mmmdesign: a face shield that can be shield for anything with anything. The basic shield is built from 4 similar curved plastic stripes with 2 arms. The pattern and measurement built are meant to be able to attached any kinds of shields or plastic packaging like Haribo, etc. The basic shield ith arms can be sterilized then reused. It’s fun and practical.

Various kinds of shields attached on the basic shield:

For more information about mmmdesign Studio: Website mmmdesign.kr – YouTube mmmdesign

Source: MMMDesign Korea Website — ANYTHING’ Face Shield.

 

PRACTICAL SHIELDS:

1. SIMPLE FACE SHIELD by industrial  designer Adam Miklosi currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland: the key inspiration was to create a a face shield from a single sheet of plastic which could be a temporary solution to fill the gap of the slow and overloaded supply chain. The shield can easily be assemble in just 10 seconds by medical staff on site.

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The shield can be well strapped at the back in just a few seconds. And they are delivered to hospitals in flat sheets.

For more info about Adam Miklosi: Website adammiklosi.com – Instagram @adammiklosi_design – Facebook adammiklosidesign – Twitter @AdamMiklosi.

2. EASY TO MAKE SHIELD by Tokujin Yoshioka: the simple and practical method is easy to follow for the medical staffs who run out of safe protective gears in hospitals.

Making the practical face shield: be ready with a paper, plastic, your eyeglasses, scissor, and cutter. Take wider measurement of the overall width of the eyeglasses’ frames (left to right). Below is his short tutorial video:…

For more information about Tokujin Yoshioka: Official Website www.tokujin.com – YouTube Channel Tokujin Yoshioka DesignFacebook Tokujin Yoshioka.

Sources: Tokujin Yoshioka Official Website , Tokujin Yoshioka Design YouTube channelTokujin Yoshioka – Making Practical Face Shield.

3. HappyShield by University of Cambridge Department of Architecture: a simple, foldable face shield for infection control developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The manufacturing method using “Laser-cut and Pressure Creasing” has now recieved CE marking certification.

Creative Shields Around The World - Happy Shield Cambridge University

The single sheet of clear material is continuous, so protects against liquid/spray from above as well.

Creative face shield around the world - Cambridge University

As it is only folded, it can also be easily disassembled to be cleaned and disinfected for reuse.

For more information about the Happy PPE: Website happyshield.github.io – YouTube Channel Happy PPE – Instagram @happyppe.

Source: Simple origami face shield can be folded from single sheet of plastic — HappyShield Curved Crease Origami Face Shield For Infection Control.

 

SHIELD WITH TECHNOLOGY:

1. BIOVYZR by Toronto based technology company specialized in protection gear VYZR: a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) for everyday protection against pathogens. Its proprietary design provides a 360-degree seal to shield your personal space on all sides.

The BIOVYZR weighs 0.95 kg (without battery pack) and 1.25 kg (with battery pack). The BioVYZR 1.0 packs this critical technology into a practical design that is accessible to everyone.

For more information about VYZR Tech: Website www.vyzrtech.com – YouTube Vyzr Technologies – Instagram @vyzrtech – Twitter @VyzrTech.

Source: Vyzr Tech YouTube Channel – VYZR Tech Official Website – Upgrade your mask for BioVYZR, a personal air purifying face shield.

2. Bubble Shield by Design Libero: the bubble is inflatable and it can surely protect people from virus in public spaces. Wearers can enter and exit the protective Bubble Shield with an easily accessible zipper.

Sitting atop the bubble are a series of small solar panels, which efficiently charge the battery that’s worn as a backpack. The battery can then be used to power the built-in fan coils and an air pump compressor, which purify the air within the bubble.

For more information about Design Libero: Website www.designlibero.com – Instagram @designlibero – Facebook DesignLibero – Behance designlibero.

Source: ‘bubble shield’ by designlibero imagines a solar-powered personal space — Solar-Powered Virus Protection Bubbles.

3. BE A BAT MAN by Sun Dayong: according to Business Insider,  the Chinese architect Sun Dayong has a possible way to curb the spread of this virus: Be a Batman. He designed a concept for a wearable shield partly inspired by the structure of bat wings (from behind):

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Dayong is the founder and principal architect at Penda China, adhering to the ethos of eco-design and putting forward the concept of “less is love”.

For more information about Sun Dayong: Profile Team of Penda China – Instagram @sundayang_penda

Source: Sun Dayong designs wearable shield to protect against coronavirus outbreaks — An architect in China created a wearable shield worn like a backpack designed to protect from coronavirus.