The Air Helmet was a self initiated project exploring opportunities in an activity that is close to our hearts. This type of project allows us to express, very tangibly, our point of view on a given category.
This project illustrates our typical design process of moving from sketch to physical hand model before defining the design digitally. This hand modelling is a key part of the process Frequently overlooked, this technique brings subtlety and nuances to the work.
The helmet’s form is a careful mix of the military styling associated with Street riders and the fully vented technical aesthetic of the Back Country. The subtly peaked form is intersected by asymmetric venting all over the outer surface.