The Art Of The Helmet

 

Parisian Designer Jerome Coste was reading a Japanese motorcycle magazine and fell in love with the spirit of the Tokyo biker gangs who expertly mixed street and vintage motorcycling culture. Hence came the idea for a brand of helmets that would incorporate retro design with modern technology. It’s the way Jerome acquired his obsession with helmets with the results you see here. A gorgeous line of Jet Helmets (no chin guard) called “Pavillon” made out of carbon fiber, as you know, a material extremely strong and feather light. It’s kind of funny, because under each helmet I am able to imagine the matching perfect bike…Must be because these helmets are so harmonious that they all deserve a one-off custom made motorcycle. Custom builders I know that reaching the end of this post, you will want to order 1 or 2.  Cool, because “Les Ateliers Ruby”, name of the Jerome’s company, is ready to invade the US markets and looking for new distributors and resellers. You can contact Jerome by writing to: contact@ateliersruby.com but not before you visit his both simple and beautiful digital space (in English and French with great music included) by going to Les Ateliers Ruby.

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8 Responses to “The Art Of The Helmet”


  1. 1 saorijohn Jul 7th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    ” Parisian Designer Jerome Coste was reading a Japanese motorcycle magazine and fell in love with the spirit of the Tokyo biker gangs who expertly mixed street and vintage motorcycling culture.”

    That will be ‘Street Biker’ magazine. I have a couple that i bought on a trip to Japan. Great concept. Customized bikes of all kinds and the lifestyle and fashion of the people who own them.

  2. 2 Mario Van den Broeck Jul 7th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    We distribute the Helmets for Belgium in the Official Harley-Davidson Capital Brussels Lifestyle department.

    These helmets have a fantastic finnish and are a great add to our exclusive import of Precious Helmets for the Benelux countries!

    Keep up the good work folks!

    Mario Van den Broeck

    http://www.capitalbrussels.eu

  3. 3 Evo Jul 7th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    are these rated at all or purley novelty? Do they meet any standard in or our of the US? Just curious? I don’t care of they are DOT or SNELL, I am more curious if they are safer than no helmet or one of those cheap “novelty” helmets.

  4. 4 Westside Willie Jul 7th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I have seen these helmets and they are indeed beautiful. Real works of art. Glory Sales in LA had some at a recent Italian-sponsored moto press lunch. But they are way, way expensive. Can’t imagine too much sales potential at the prices they are asking, approaching a grand in some cases (according to Ateliers Ruby’s French website. Maybe they will introduce lower US pricing, but I doubt it).

    Everybody seems to be getting in on the three-quarters retro helmet idea. Fulmer has a new line of DOT Bobber helmets with metal flake for under $100 I think it is. Others have some too. Davida has had a cool Classic Jet three-quarters DOT helmet for some time, handmade with leather insides, but now that our dollar is in the toilet those are over 300 in US.

  5. 5 HELMETSALES.COM Jul 14th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    JUST LIKE WESTSIDE WILLIE SAY’S IT’S LOTS OF MONEY….
    AND THEY HAVE NO DOT OR SNELL APPROVALS.. THEY ARE HIGH PRICE NOVELTYS.
    CHECK US OUT WE ARE HELMET CITY INC. http://WWW.HELMETSALES.COM WE HAVE SAME LOOK
    ARE WE DO HAVE THE MAJIC WORD D.O.T. APPROVAL.
    PRICE UNDER $100.00 RETAIL.
    THANKS
    HCI

  6. 6 Patrick Semmer Jul 14th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    To “Helmet Sales”. Your helmets are not DOT approved because DOT doesn’t approve Helmets. At best your helmets may be DOT compliants, but not DOT approved.

    If you want to educate yourself, read the following comments below Cyril’s articles:
    .http://www.cyrilhuzeblog.com/2008/06/27/mini-dot-approved-helmets/

  7. 7 Patrick Semmer Jul 14th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    By the way, HCI, I checked your helmets. They don’t look the same. Very, very far from it!

  8. 8 Clueless Jun 12th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Those were awesome helmets. Even though they look old, still the classic looks give them a very unique effect that makes them awesome with an HD as your bike a softail or a hardtail will be a good ride with those helmets.

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