This prototype helmet was made by the Swedish company Cellutech and is perfect for all cycling enthusiasts.
The company came up with a unique description for this unique product ‘the bicycle helmet made from the forest’.
The helmet 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 a 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.
The bicycle helmet is the first example of how ‘cellufoam’ can be used. They are now working to figure out other ways to use cellufoam.
We are just at the beginning of an exciting trend where more and more petroleum-based materials are replaced with renewable alternatives
Designer Rasmus Malbert explains: “The opportunity to work together with cellutech has been incredibly interesting as it involved a creative journey for both me and the company. I feel that together we have developed the material cellufoam 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.’