Espire Gas Mask

Jul 27, 2016

Category: Gear

Occasionally, when technology and design become too outdated, the best option is to simply flip the design on its head for initial inspiration. From here, designers can work backwards, hopefully reaching a compromise that adjusts the functionality for the better without sacrificing the product’s integrity. In the case of these Espire Gas Masks, the problem was solved at step one.

Literally turning ordinary gas masks upside down, the Espire -put together by industrial designer Carlos Schreib– features a spin-on filter at the top of the mask to fit a transparent mouth section. The top of the mask remains free from fog thanks to the design that guides the air flow in a stream from the top of the mask through a valve in a divider that rests on the bridge of the nose, down through an outlet valve at the chin. Such an airflow prevents any exhaled air from coming in contact with the masks viewing area. It’s a design that’s ideal for any trade where the wearer relies heavily on sight to get the job done properly. Will this mask ever make into the hands of prominent tradesmen? We’re not sure. Nonetheless, the concept is certainly a treat to admire. [H/T: YankoDesign]

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