Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Philippe Starck's Futuristic Bicycle Helmets

helmet.jpg
helmet2.jpg

Just when you thought it was safe to browse the internet without finding Philippe Starck has turned another design staple on its head, comes a revolutionary piece of design built for your head.

Less than 24hrs since unveiling a new range of all terrain electric bikes yesterday, the French designer has now released these oddly futuristic cycling helmets, citing his major influence as the world of motorcycling.

Which might well explain why the S+ARCKBIKE comes equipped with a visor, protecting wearers from ‘the cold and projectiles’ but seemingly not from finger pointing on a massive scale. What bemused onlookers won’t see, however, is that underneath its aluminium shell is cork liner - fully in keeping with safety regulations we might add, and part of Starck’s work with California-based outfit Giro.

And who knows, perhaps if things don’t work when it’s released later this year, its makers could re-brand the helmet as something else. We don't know of any professional baseball players who battle riots in their spare time, but, if you do, drop them a line.

Related

bike3.jpg

The World's Smartest Bike

bike4.jpg

The Apache Racer Bike

bike4.jpg

Philippe Starck's All Terrain Electric Bikes

nut3.jpg

Ingenious anti-thief bike nut

bike3.jpg

The Unstealable Bike

bike1.jpg

The Brilliant Bike Sock

Comments

More

This thought-provoking letter on the Manchester bombing is going viral

"Forty-eight hours ago Salman Abedi tried to kill my daughter"

by Dave Fawbert
26 May 2017

Katie Hopkins has left LBC and the station's hosts are, well, guess

And she's outta there

26 May 2017

Here's a list of the crazy things British people would do for money

Would you sell an organ for £100,000?

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

Teacher gives pupil an award for "Most Likely To Be A Terrorist"

100% unbelievable, yet true

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

George R. R. Martin looks like hipster Jon Snow int his #TBT photo

Before winter was even cool

by Matt Tate
26 May 2017

Bald men rejoice! Scientists have finally found out why we go bald

Everything we ever dreamed of

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

Lack of sleep can literally make your brain eat itself

Sweet dreams everyone

by Dave Fawbert
26 May 2017

Mexican politician roasted for his ridiculous campaign hashtag

WE NEED A HASHTAG, QUICK!

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

How to contact the police when you're too scared to speak out loud

Spread the word

by Alex Finnis
26 May 2017

Walkers just found out why you should never, ever trust social media

Gary Lineker's been in some interesting company

by Alex Finnis
26 May 2017