The Voronoi Bicycle Helmet by designers Yuefeng Zhou, Zhecheng Xu, Haiwei Wang, is inspired by 3D Voronoi structure which is widely distributed in Nature, for example, the structure of the animal’s bone, turtle shell, and even straw, etc.
The structure is a natural consequence of natural evolution, which gives the organism perfect physical performance in aspects of lightness, stability and energy interaction. Thus, we apply this parametric technique into the improvement of helmet design. At the balance of lightness and safety, we hope to provide people with more comfortable, more fashionable, and safer personal protection bicycle helmet.
With a combination of parametric technique and bionics, the bicycle helmet has an excellent external mechanical system. It’s different from traditional flake protection structure in its unabridged bionic 3D mechanical system. When hit by an external force, this structure shows better stability. The helmet’s porous characteristic makes it possible to achieve a perfect balance of safety and lightness. And the helmet can get better air permeability and organic cool appearance.
The helmet structure is the important design elements in this design. The helmet’s porous characteristic makes it possible to achieve a perfect balance of safety and lightness. And the helmet can get better air permeability and organic cool appearance.
The project started in June 2018 in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China and would be available for mass consumption in July 2020 in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
source A’ Design Award