this paper pulp bike helmet can save your life
jul 08, 2013
this paper pulp bike helmet can save your life



‘paper pulp helmet’ by tom gottelier + bobby petersen + ed thomas
all images courtesy tom gottelier + bobby petersen + ed thomas

 

 

developed as collaboration between designers tom gottelier, bobby petersen and ed thomas from the royal college of art in london, the ‘paper pulp helmet’ is exactly as its title states; a moulded protective bike helmet made from discarded newspapers. the potential life-saving accessory has been conceived to be produced in large scale batches using minimal amounts of energy, with the concept proposes to be dispensed in conjunction with the barclays bike share system. costing just under one british pound to produce, the scheme helps encourage safety among cycle hire users and presents an alternative solution for protecting one’s head in the case of an accident.

 

 

the moulded protective bike helmet is made from discarded newspapers

 

 

video courtesy bobby petersen

 

 

the potential life-saving accessory has been conceived to be produced in large scale batches using minimal amounts of energy

 

 

the concept proposes to be dispensed in conjunction with the barclays bike share system

 

 

detail of the helmet mould

 

 

process – applying the recycled newspaper pulp

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