Funktion Portable Skate Helmet

Bronze
2011

Funktion Portable Skate Helmet

The FunKtion portable skate helmet was inspired by key findings based on observations that revealed a major unmet need. The research also revealed that simplicity was the key aesthetic of the true skate culture. The helmet is fastened and unfastened like a corset: The user pulls a bungee-like cord, allowing the plates to interlock and creating a tight and impact-protective shell around the head.

This collapsible skate helmet is for street skaters and pure skate enthusiasts who are looking for portability and style. It was inspired by key findings based on observation, revealing this major unmet need. The research also revealed the demand for simplicity was the key aesthetic of the true skate culture; explorations of skate culture and fashion led to the design.