Trying to solve the problem of casual bicyclists not wearing head protection and the cumbersome ugly helmets current;y available French designer Andrien Guérin designed the “TopUp”, foldable head protection that is easily transportable in a bag. Like French industrial designer Julien Bergignat’s Tatoo Helmet, Andrien looked to nature for a flexible form that would provide the protection required. In this case Andrien settled on the honeycomb structure – a structure which allows for high force transfer and ductility. The result is an interesting and attractive concept which may provide the protection people need to ride safely on city streets.
“TopUp” Walker-Cyclist Protection by Andrien Guérin.