Hamax Flow
A helmet to take and make an impact

New Helmet Design for Hamax Flow
Client Hamax
Industry Sports
Services Product design

Hamax, the Norwegian sports helmet producer,
tasked us with the design of a sporty junior helmet.

Hamax Flow is a unisex, multi-purpose junior helmet designed for bicycling and sports. It features a small sun visor, reflective sticker, and strong head support. The modern, sporty design language of the shell signals dynamism and brings the energy typical for the target age group. The sculptural shape and gem-like outlets go beyond pure aesthetics for an optimal balance between safety and air ventilation.

Design of Pink Girl Helmet for Hamax Flow

Shaped for safety

The shell of the resulting helmet features a sequence of robust, angled ribs with inlet vents in the front and outlet vents in the rear. The vents are just wide enough for the passage of air without making the user feel unsafe. The angular shape and carefully distributed holes create a strong structure essential for meeting the various safety requirements and certifications.

product design of helmet for Hamax
product design of helmet for Hamax
product design of helmet for Hamax

Innovation in the design process

When designing the structure, we hand-sketched on top of existing helmets, then copied them to orthogonal views and interpolated to get the shape just right. The transition gave us the chance to work on the project with a hands-on, three-dimensional shape.

We used polygonal modeling, followed by reverse-engineering. The innovative methodology allowed us to short-cut the time consuming and expensive process in a smart way to reach an aggressive production schedule, without sacrificing quality.

Product design work in progress for Hamax helmet
Product design work in progress for Hamax helmet
product design work in progress for Hamax helmet

I do sports and ride bikes in my personal life, so as a designer, having the chance to work on something you love is incredible. Helmets are particularly interesting, as they’re wearable devices that become a part of your body when you wear them. At DGI, we have a long tradition in designing helmets, so it was a real privilege to get to work with the gurus of the trade.

Pasquale Cirulli, Lead Product Designer
Design of Pink Girl Helmet for Hamax Flow
Design of Pink Girl Helmet for Hamax Flow
Design of Pink Girl Helmet for Hamax Flow

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