Helmet designer Paul Seliger from Five Star Designs
Man first hour. Paul Seliger has never done something else in his career than creating helmet designs for the best motorsport athletes from various race series around the world and to lacquer each design with all his passion and excellent handcrafting skills. In contrast to many other helmet designers who slowly made their passion for helmet design to a job, Paul was clear that he wanted to work as a helmet designer. This was the only option for him when he started his professional life. That’s why he has chosen to go for an apprenticeship as a lacquer. After 5 intensive years, many experiences and hundreds of helmet designs working for a German helmet designer, Paul and his girlfriend Stefanie Ballé made their dream come true when they’ve founded Five Star Designs.
After almost 2 years of groundwork Five Star Designs has become a solid company, that represents fresh, bold design work and 100% quality in every single lacquering. Especially within the karting community, the people appreciate this new direction and the expressive, remarkable design language.
For that reason we’re proud and happy that, together with Paul and his team, we’ve developed and brought to life our first helmade x 5Star motorsports design line for the launch of helmade in January 2016. We’ve worked very closely to bring together the values of helmade and Five Star Designs and to expose them in our designs.
helmade stands for simplicity and straightforward thinking. Attitudes that help to succeed, especially in motorsports. That’s why our designs describe the path a young racer has to walk through, starting with a first helmet design, expressed in our helmade x 5Star Classic, to our most detailed design template, the helmade x 5Star Formula, the dream of each young gun to end up in Formula One.
Five Star Designs is the perfect partner for us. Innovation and new ways are as important for Paul and his team as they are for us. When we first met with Paul in Braunschweig we could feel his enthusiasm and passion for the idea and the concept behind helmade. That was the beginning of a successful, very friendly and hopefully long-lasting partnership …with passion!