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Product Design: Design Example: Sandro Zaccolo Industrial Design’s Construction Hardhat

"We have an on-going project with an occupational safety equipment manufacture, for whom we developed a new construction hardhat," said Sandro Zaccolo. The shell was designed to convey a new styling within a very traditional end-user group,...

May 1, 2009   Canadian Plastics



“We have an on-going project with an occupational safety equipment manufacture, for whom we developed a new construction hardhat,” said Sandro Zaccolo.

The shell was designed to convey a new styling within a very traditional end-user group, predominately the construction worker. “We introduced a slight duck-bill into the front visor in order to work with the ventilation we were incorporating for summer use,” he explained. “The shell had very pleasing, hard-edged lines which were both styling cues and geometry to reinforce the shell structure, while also contributing to the product’s ability to deflect falling construction tools, and help to route rain water away from face and help provide sun protection.”

The company also incorporated a ratchet adjustment mechanism with a contoured pad fitting the rear of the head, and dial ergonomics for the glove-covered hand.


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