A Bug-inspired Builder

Safety is key when it comes to construction sites, so why does current heavy machinery have standard doors that are cumbersome and potentially dangerous? That’s the question designed Jee Na Jun asked when conceiving the C-ANT forklift.

The design explores an alternative entry and exit method that’s not only safer for workers to use, but also adds to the aesthetic appeal of the machinery. The circular shape takes inspiration from ants, nature’s most famous constructors. The door itself is near seamlessly integrated into the body, opening and closing by rotating rather than outward. Inside, the operator has unparalleled views and is kept safely out of harms way thanks to the naturally protective shape and rigid construction.

Designer: Jee Na Jun