THE FROG Helmet support by LUIS DE ARQUER

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
THE FROG

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Helmet support

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the shape and adherence of the fingers of a frog, specifically in The Brachycephalus tridactylus, a tiny frog discovered in 2007 in Brazil which, as its name tridactylus suggests, is the only frog in the world with only three fingers.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Frog is the only and smallest portable one-piece stabilizer in the world thanks to its 3 support points, based on Euclid's theory and 3 fundamental conditions of its design: functionality, size and aesthetics. The frog stops all types of helmets rolling around and falling, keeping it safe from knocks and scratches and protecting its lining from contact with dirty and wet surfaces.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Frog is very simple to use. Choose position zenith or back, Find the balance ,Clean the surface, Center and hook the frog. To position the helmet quickly, it is advisable to accompany it without fear and with decision. The hardness of the gadget is designed to avoid its bouncing so that the drier the hit with which the helmet is left, the more easily it stabilizes. The enormous utility of the frog, is directly related to the impossibility of trying to maintain a stable spherical surface.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Development of the idea, may 2013 Barcelona Product development: november 2014 november 2017 Barcelona The piece has not been shown at any fair yet.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The frog, is obtained by plastic injection through a mold. The raw material is transparent polyurethane, pur, mixed with a different master color masks, and as a double-sided adhesive, we use a 3M acrylic adhesive.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Material: pur lastane 50 nat. highly durable and resistant shore a 93, shore d 50 Dimensions: width 70 mm, height 80 mm, center thickness 3 mm, thickness limbs 13 mm. Adhesive double-sided acrylic rp.32 3m For the packaging we use a microchannel cardboard 125 x 115 x 25 mm

TAGS:
Long live the helmet, the support that stabilizes and take care of your helmet, give your helmet a rest, the frog helmet, support, stabilazer.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Kind of investigation Search for stability through an external gadget under the following conditions:Find a single piece that offers maximum stability in the smallest possible size and thickness that is also aesthetically pleasing. Investigation objectives, investigate the shape of the gadget, its dimensions, materials, adhesion, durability and hardness. Investigate the ideal adhesive so that in addition to ensuring the adherence to both the shell of the helmet and the material of the gadget, offer the user an easy and innocuous removal and find the most suitable packaging. Methodology:Test and error... manufacturing pieces in plastelina, silicone and prototypes in 3d based on three points of support inspired by the principle of Euclid. We had to perform hundreds of tests on different types of Jet, Integral or Modular helmets with their different corvations, to obtain the ideal measures of the gadget and to achieve the necessary general clearance so that only the ends of the piece will be supported. The material tests were very important: Pvc, Pur, tpu, Nbr or Silicone? At the end we was chosen Pur material for the sum of qualities: wide range of colors, good adhesive, good finishing of the injection without "rusted", acceptance of phosphorescent master and acceptable texture. Data collection and research tools used: Participants or experiments: Luis Moure, realization of the first prototypes. Plastics cardet, mold manufacturing and injection testing and mold manufacturing for adhesive placement. Plastic Ramon, final injeccion production. Adhesives Fustier Barcelona 3m. Packaging, Del Rio cartons. Design of the piece, logo, slogan etc. Luis de Arquer. Technical realization of the design, Anna Huertas and Isc PlĂ stics.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest part of the process has been the choice of a material that meets all the conditions necessary for its realization: The material should have a necessary shore to prevent the rebound of the helmet when being positioned, be adhesive, high color range, texture pleasant and good conditions for a correct and easy injection process since the thickness of the piece can produce, sink mark, with the inadequate materials.

ADDED DATE:
2017-11-16 15:30:27

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IMAGE CREDITS:
LUIS DE ARQUER, 2017.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.thefroghelmet.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
THE FROG

PROFILE:
The increasing regulations regarding the great usefulness of the helmet as an indispensable and obligatory instrument of protection, has exploded in recent years its use. Consequently, the interaction with the helmet has made evident one of its major drawbacks that in turn has given rise to The Frog Brand: "The instability of its spherical shape when positioning it". The Frog Brand is created with the intention of generating a paradigm shift offering helmet users a simple and stable solution with which to overcome the designs of gravity.

NOMINATION DETAILS

The Frog Helmet Support by Luis De Arquer is a Nominee in Ease of Use and Universal Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

The Frog Helmet Support by Luis De Arquer is Winner in Ease of Use and Universal Design Category, 2017 - 2018.

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