Hello Cousteau: Helmet designs with a diffference

Published: 29 July 2016

Hello Cousteau is the brainchild of Portugese interior designer Nuno Henriques, who has become bored with designing mundane things such as yachts.

Where most helmet designs seem complicated and intricate, Henriques instead opts for bold, simple designs, taking inspiration from helmet designs of the past.

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Having worked at some of Europe's coolest design houses, Henriques now runs his own design studio in Portugal and set up the Hello Cousteau Instagram page to showcase his passion for design and motorcycle helmets: "I’ve started designing helmets because, first of all, I am a sucker for helmets. Women like shoes and bags and I dig helmets, yet I can’t seem to find almost a single one I like these days on the market.

"It’s a shame because there are so many amazing helmet companies around. All the helmets seem like a copy of each other.

"I’m not trying to be different from other helmet designers just to be different. I just do what I think looks nice. Honestly, sometimes I wonder why such simple ideas were not done before. I think the most famous helmet designers try too hard to “overdesign”. I try to be as minimal as possible. I get a lot of inspiration from '70s and '80s helmet design; a simple idea, easily identifiable."

At the moment Henriques hasn't made any of his designs a physical reality, and with a background in interior design, he has no experience of painting helmets, but he is taking inquiries for custom designs.

Check out more lid designs on @HelloCousteau Instagram page. 

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