FABRIZIO RICUPITO DESIGNER
Industrial designer, project consultant in the sport garments sector. Expert of product design and technical gear, with 25 years of working experience. While studying at the European Institute of Design, Milan, he collaborated in the last two years with “L/O design di Lucci and Orlandini” studio in the area of office furniture, kitchens and chairs for international clients.
Since 1990 he works as a freelance specialized in sports design. He creates motocross motocycles, technical gears, helmets and protections in the fields of snow, bike and motorcycle. Since 2000 he is a teacher at the European Institute of Design (IED). Many of his products have been selected to participate in various design exhibitions. In 2010 he launches the brand Ricoò.
R TECH REVOLUTION. RESTYLING YAMAHA YZ/WR 125 E 250
In 2015 during a meeting with the managers of the brand R Tech, a company specialized in production of spare parts and motorcycle accessories in off road, was born the idea to redesign the aesthetics of the motocycle YZ / WR YAMAHA. The debut takes place at EICMA 2015 with great appreciation by visitors, colleagues and press. Since 2016 the Revolution Kit is successfully distributed in the world.
CLOVER NR2. TUTA IN PELLE SUPER TECNICA
In 2007, after designing successful leather suits such as RC100 and Q3 for the brand CLOVER, Ricupito carries out an accurately ergonomic study, identifying features to improve the wearability of leather suits. He also designs a new track suit that guarantees more comfort and safety than ever before.
At aerodynamic level, a new hump is introduced, shaped on the human body to be less invasive, and a camelbak container. Also innovative is the closure at the neck, that prevents any resistance. The new sliders on the shoulders with steel inserts facilitate slipping during falls. The graphic aspect, although cared in every small detail, derives from constructive technical requirements and not vice-versa.
BOERI – CHAD, A NEW MOTOCROSS HELMET
In 1993 Fabrizio Ricupito designs out of passion a new motocross helmet, later to be produced by the brand Boeri. It’s an innovative helmet with a composite fiber shell and an exposed “chin protector” in carbon fiber. The helmet has a three-screws adjustable lightweight visor, an anti-slip site for the elastic band of the eyewear, and a one piece nose guard/gasket/elastic grip made out of a single rubber piece. The essential graphic enhances the technical and innovative features of the product.
Fabrizio Ricupito product and graphic design works
In October the product development gets started- pants, jerseys and gloves for motocross, enduro and downhill. In November Ricoò debutes at EICMA in Milan with the two lines of motocross gear V9 and TH01.
In 2012 starts the collaboration with Bonsai Moto for the distribution in Japan. Bonsai about Bonsai: “We want to help our motorbike customers to have a rich, exciting and accomplished motorcycle life.