Swiss biotech company Livinguard has developed a textile for reusable masks that inactivates and eliminates bacteria, fungi, and viruses (including Covid 19) upon impact.
Designed by Birger Linke, the idea is brought to life in the packaging: The mask comes in a sterile pack. An attached plastic strip animates – when slid up and down – a virus that is getting ‘eaten’ in the process, adding some urgently needed humor in desperate days.
To avoid the mix up of masks among family members, and hence cross-contamination, differently colored adjustment clips come in a separate sleeve to customize each mask.
Client: Livinguard/S.G.F. Biotechnology Beijing, China
Design: Birger Linke
Photography: Chiara Ye