That “necessity is the mother of invention” has been proven true repeatedly throughout history, with some of the everyday items we rely on today –zippers, tea bags and the electric razor, to name a few – having been invented during times of global crisis or economic downturn. We’ve found that a powerful antidote to the current 24-hour news cycle is checking in on the innovations emerging around the world in response to COVID-19.

From face shields made to protect healthcare workers on the frontlines to hands-free door openers and portable sanitation kits, Dezeen has been keeping tabs on some of the most interesting and important new developments across design, architecture and other creative fields. Industry news, virtual events, trend reports and a few unexpected sources of lighter relief are also in the mix. Browse through the archive here – perhaps it’ll inspire an idea or two of your own.

Photo Credits Studio Precht
Photo Credits Studio Precht
Photo Credits Max Siedentopf
Photo Credits Max Siedentopf
Photo Credits Gregory Quinn
Photo Credits Gregory Quinn
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