swedish company cellutech prototypes helmet completely made from wood
 
swedish company cellutech prototypes helmet completely made from wood swedish company cellutech prototypes helmet completely made from wood
feb 05, 2016

swedish company cellutech prototypes helmet completely made from wood

 

sustainable materials research company cellutech developed a prototype helmet made entirely of wood. the project was part of ekoportal 2035, a vision of a biobased future, created by skogsindustrierna. they teamed up with designers ramsus malbert from design studio materialist, and jesper jonsson to construct an helmet using different types of cellulose materials. the outer shell of is made of wood veneer and the strap from durable paper. the inside cushioning is made of ‘cellufoam’ – a unique material made of nanocellulose produced from wood pulp with is both renewable and biodegradable. the properties of the material are suitable for use in lightweight construction, packaging materials and absorbent products.

cellutech-wooden-helmet-designboom-02
the outside is made of wood veneer

 

 

the bicycle helmet is the first example of how ‘cellufoam’ can be used. work is now in progress to more applications that are suitable. ‘the opportunity to work together with cellutech has been incredibly interesting as it involved a creative journey for both me and the company,’ explains designer rasmus malbert. ‘I feel that together we developed the material cellufoam forward and I’m proud to show our result to the rest of the world. I think there is an incredibly strong potential in this material, we are just at the beginning of an exciting trend where more and more petroleum-based materials are replaced with renewable alternatives.’

cellutech-wooden-helmet-designboom-03
inside the team used cushioning called ‘cellufoam’

cellutech-wooden-helmet-designboom-04
even the strap is made of durable paper
 cellutech-wooden-helmet-designboom-05
the designer’s table during prototyping

cellutech-wooden-helmet-designboom-06
protective the absorbent material is made from nanocellulose — a form of wood pulp

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    491,071 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample