Designer Chiu Chih has transformed the disgusting reality of high pollution levels with this stylish breathing apparatus, showcased in some breathtaking photos. The plant-based device is part of a survival kit project Chih has dubbed “voyage on the planet”. These designs were originally inspired by the uncertain state of the world and our future in it, creating a simple and natural solution to a pretty grave problem.
Chih imagined the equipment that needed to be designed in order to for humans to survive in an apocalyptic and dystopian future. It is more an artistic statement than a useful device, as it is not entirely realistic. The design would not provide enough clean air to be able to survive in toxic conditions.
But with a series of photos this stunning, that detail is of little significance. Instead the project brings attention to the vulnerability of the planet and of humanity, as well as being a call to respond, all through a touching and beautiful work of art.