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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Philippe Starck Bike Helmet Looks Like Space-Age Riot Gear | FastCompany

ABOUT WHAT YOU'D EXPECT FROM STARCK.



Try as designers might, bike helmets are rarely a thing of beauty. In fact, the most tantalizing helmets are usually ones that don't look like helmets at all.
A new take on protective headgear from celebrated French designerPhilippe Starck is clearly trying to make helmet-hair cool. His aluminum helmet is a futuristic number designed to appeal to the cyclist who wouldn't be caught dead in bright plastic safety gear.
Starck, somewhat of an environmental crusader (he once designed a personal rooftop wind turbine), designed the helmet to accompany a line of electric bicycles he debuted in Germany last month with the French company Moustache Bikes. (Not the designer's first foray into the cycling world.)
Read on at FastCompany

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