Protective Patterns

Skateboarding is cool, but, unfortunately, protective gear like knee pads and helmets just aren’t! They lack aesthetic appeal and are often too difficult and time consuming to put on… causing many to avoid protecting their body at all. The PLEXUS collection of gear finds safety, flexibility, ventilation, performance and cool looks in an intricate voronoi web that adapts to the wearers movement. Who would’ve guessed that the application of this simple pattern would be such a huge improvement!

Designer: Subinay Malhotra

16 Comments

  • I wonder where can I buy this protective gear since my brother is very hooked with roller skating.

  • Jas says:

    Amazing concept!!! The designer did a good job. Outstanding use of graphics in the presentation.
    Impressed!

  • P. G. M. says:

    Very interesting design, but your documentation about skateboarding is poor. Beside that you didn’t really get the idea of skateboarding in this project.

    The pictures you chose didn’t really fit into this design (Pic. Nr. 1 is not really about skateboarding more about a shoe on a skateboard(good vans add) Nr.2 is a guy who did a kickflip on a longboard which makes no sense at all and picture number 3 you showed a kid trying to do a bs. boardslide down a handrail and fell on his … where is the protective gear for that?)

    Skateboarding means freedom and it is a way to free yourself, the design you made, is made more for the coolness factor and not for real protection.

    As I could see in the illustrations of the design, there is no flexibility.

    If you are interested to make a redesign of your project watch professionals like Bob Burnquist or Danny Way.

    The 3D designs are nice but as I said it’s pretty useless..
    They would have a use for beginners who want to learn to skate but after a few weeks/months they would been thrown away..

    All in all it’s a interesting project but it’s still in the beginning or for strictly aesthetic use.

    Don’t take this critic as a negative, consider it as a help for your next projects or redesigns.

  • AY says:

    Where do I purchase plexus gear? Price?

  • Salomon says:

    The pictures you chose didn’t really fit into this design

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