With their slinky curves, space-age visors and sleek polished metallic finish, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these helmets were part of the costume design for a futuristic movie. Nope, they’re just Philippe Starck’s bicycle helmets.
Citing the world of motorcycling as his source of inspiration, Starck has teamed up with California-based Giro to create these helmets. The S+ARCKBIKE lids are made of aluminium and have a cork liner to protect against injury. You may think that cork is a bad choice, but it meets 45km/h EAPC regulations, and is water-resistant and anti-mcrobial to boot. So that’s something. The visors are there to “protect from the cold and projectiles.”
They’re not perhaps the most practical of helmets, but they do look amazing. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced. [Moco Loco]