Industrial design of sports products

We love sports. We love designing products that perform better and stand out by their innovative features. Like the patented new inline skate wheels with changeable tires.
We have experience in designing, developing, prototyping and testing both simple and complex sports products, for instance an aero-helmet, where dynamic shape, performance, high-tech materials and safety regulations have to be in balance.
 
 
 
 
industrial design of inline skate wheels

Red Dot Design Award and ISPO Gold Winner: DWS Z1 inline skate wheels

Maplez DWS Z1 is a sleek, streamlined, high-performance and eco-friendly wheel system that weighs less than 155 grams, yet it’s highly durable due to its unique aluminum rim. The wheel has unparalleled strength and speed. Additionally, it requires less material and time to replace. The elimination of a non-recyclable plastic core makes the process of changing wheels better for the environment and it’s revolutionizing the skating industry.

JAKA BENEDIK
Benedik-Design, Founder (SLV)
Winner Consumer Voting ISPO COMMUNITY:

"The interchangeable rim/rubber concept is a perfect example for ecological engineering. It's also a great example for how to implement proven principles into the action sports industries. In addition, the user will carry less weight and spend less on the exchange of wheels."



 

 

 
 
industrial design of Maplez DWS wheels
 
 

 

 
 
industrial design of DWS wheels
 
 

 

 
 
industrial design of Maplez DWS skate wheels
 
 

Lawrence Chiu

Maplez Racing Sports, Netherlands / Hongkong

"We have been working closely with Bluelarix Designworks for the past 3 years. Never any problem working with nice people. Very professional, organised, smart, strong vision and yet extremely easy going people. I would strongly recommend Bluelarix Designworks to those who need support in industrial design and product engineering projects. They are the team!"

Antoine le Cuziat

Kipsta / Decathlon

“What a great prototype! Thanks for your results on this project! Glad to see that you shared the pleasure we have working on this project.”

 

 
 
Industrial product design of bike helmet

Dynamic Aero Helmet H1 Carbon

Unique on-demand aerodynamic helmet, intended for inline skating and biking. The helmet features a strong light-weight structure that enables the sporter to change during the ride from ventilation mode to aerodynamic mode, offering at least 3% drag reduction.

The helmet weigh less then 260 grams (medium size) and offers a detachable safety rear light. Naturally the helmet complies to both the EN 1078:2012 norm and the US CPSC norm.

 

 

 
 
Aero helmet industrial design
 
 

 

 
 
Bike helmet industrial design
 
 

 

 
 
Aerodynamic bike helmet industrial design
 
 

 

 
 
Industrial design, bearing release tool

ISPO 2015 / 2016 Winner: BLT 608 Bearing Release Tool

The BLT is a unique and innovative hand tool specifically designed for the quick and easy release of all 608 bearings. The performance-consistent BLT was specifically designed for one job: to improve skaters’ experiences when changing bearings.

This tool eliminates hesitation, guesswork, and struggle from this previously irritating task.

 

 

 
 
Industrial design of Philips Activity Monitor

Philips Activity Monitor 4

The Activity Monitor 4 has an incorporated heart pulse sensor, color display and touch buttons for easy operation.

The product comes with a stylish sports wristband.

Wear the Activity Monitor for 8 days to get an accurate assessment of your activity level. ActiveLink will learn about moves and then create customized goals depending on how active people are.

 

 

 
 
Industrial design of Philips Activity Monitor 4
 
 

 

 
 
Industrial design of Activity Monitor 4
 
 

 

 
 
Industrial design of Decathlon sports nutrition bottle.

ESS Decathlon Aptonia sports-nutrition bottle

This ESS (easy serve system) sports nutrition bottle was developed for one of the brands of Decathlon. Multiple user researches helped us to design a simple solution to faultlessly dose the nutrition powder or fluid with normal water. The sleek sophisticated design is a large step forward for Aptonia.

The bottle offers intuitive and precise dosing, but also offers a sustainable solution, as the bottle can be re-used and nutrition refills can be sold in a very cheap bio-degradable packaging.

 

 

 
 
Industrial design of an ice hockey skate holder

S-series ice hockey skate holder

The S-series newly engineered holders offer light weight, quick change of blades and more stiffness then other holders on the market. They fit perfectly to the S-series shoe and have great impact strength and toughness against the puck hitting sideways, thanks to the use of a high-performance glass-fiber reinforced nylon.

By designing the holder in two parts, which are connected by ultrasonic welding, we could use a special construction which makes the holder lighter and stiffer then the present best holders.

The S-series ice hockey holders have an stealth inspired styling and offer outstanding dynamics and performance.

 

 

 
 
Industrial design of an ice hockey shoe
 
 

 

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