Fuga: A Collapsible Bicycle Helmet with Safety and Style

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Designers at Valencia-based start up Closca design have made a meaningful first impression with the debut of Closca Fuga, an urban bicycle helmet that resolves the unfortunate clash between self-protection and self-expression. The clever design, a result of the company’s collaboration with the renowned Polytechnic University of Valencia and Culdesac, is made of 3 rings hinged together for a light, portable, and compact alternative to the traditionally cumbersome style. On top of its unprecedented convenience, Fuga has made a fashion accessory for commuters from what was previously an annoyance and compromise to personal style – unless the subject is a “Tour de France refugee.” City riders need this simple precaution when on their way to work, to run errands, and to meet with friends; Closca has made it so that the necessity of a helmet can be fluidly incorporated into your routine and your look without weighing you down or spoiling your style. The perfectly minimal design is available in a range of materials and simple colors to suit a variety of tastes, with interchangeable accessories like visors, aviator-style ear flaps, and woolen caps to keep you looking your best. While a large part of Closca’s focus was on the aesthetic, Fuga is safety certified just like its overtly utilitarian counterparts, with fibreglass reinforced EPS, a multisize elastic system for optimal fit, and ventilation for superior air flow. It comes as no surprise that the Indiegogo project – created a mere two days ago – has already met it’s $20,000 goal. Read more, or contribute now to claim your own.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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