Face Mask

Face Mask
Object date
Place of Origin Made in China
Designer Elers Medical
Manufacturer Elers Medical Finland Oy
Materials Polypropylene

by anonymous student

You can see face masks everywhere you go – in supermarkets, at the airport, at the office, at schools or lying on the ground abandoned. In the past, face masks were seen mainly on nurses at the hospital or in pictures of people living in big cities that suffer from air pollution. Now, because of COVID-19, masks have become familiar for us all. The World Health Organization (WHO, 2020) recommended the use of face masks in public areas to prevent spreading the coronavirus.

Face masks have become everyday objects and it is important that the design of these objects makes them easy and comfortable to use. There have been problems in getting enough masks for everyone, so people have shared instructions about how to make face masks by themselves, from old t-shirts for example (Turnbull, 2020). This kind of sharing shows that we are all in this together.

Roberts, M. 2020 Octobre 30. Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings? BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51205344

Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52945210

Turnbull, L. 2020 May 13. Pandemic Objects: Home-Made Face Masks. Victoria And Albert Museum. https://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/design-and-society/pandemic-objects-home-made-face-masks

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Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

Winker, M. (2020 August 20). Mask [photograph]. Retrieved from: https://unsplash.com/photos/ib-x_ynS0rI License: https://unsplash.com/license


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