Helmets are usually made of sturdy stuff, so when we come across one made of wood and paper, it’s bound to raise a few eyebrows. Swedish design studio Materialist and co-designer Jesper Jonsson worked with the innovative technology studio Cellutech to create a prototype helmet made from the natural riches of the forest. The project was launched for Ekoportal2035, the Swedish Forest Industries Federation’s platform dedicated to research and innovation. The helmet’s outer shell has a 3D wood veneer while the inner cushioning is made of Cellufoam, a renewable and biodegradable nano-cellulose material produced from wood pulp. The helmet straps are made from Japanese Kumihimo paper.

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