The project arose in 2013, with a first crowdfunding campaign, but it was in 2016 when Closca began its permanent activity as a brand and as a project. Carlos Ferrando, the current CEO of Closca, together with Rafa Cerdá and Carlos Hernández, decided that they wanted to design products that would change people’s attitude to make cities more friendly. With this premise, they began to create.
The fruit of almost two years of collaboration between the Valencian start-up Closca Design and the creative consultancy team CuldeSac, the final result was this design, which seeks balance, style, functionality and safety, and which was rewarded with the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2015.
Closca is formed, today, by a team of 14 people divided between the Operations, Design (graphic and industrial), Marketing and Communication, Digital Development and Administration departments. All the project stages are designed at its headquarters in Valencia.
The innovative design of the helmet, with three pieces that collapse to make it flat, allows it to absorb impacts better, as well as distinguishing it aesthetically from the helmets normally used for cycling. The customizable visors and the NFC chip, which enables information to be shared between the helmet and the user, provide the technological part of the creation.
The helmet is designed for cycling, and for this means of transport it has obtained the most stringent safety certificates in Europe and the United States (CPSC & EN1078). When folded, its original size is reduced by almost 50%, allowing it to be stowed easily in a bag or backpack.