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A flat-pack boat seems too fantastical an idea to be plausible, yet German designers Arno Mathies and Max Frommeld may be close to making their prototype Folding Boat a commercial reality. Made from a single sheet of plastic, the two-person Folding Boat has been designed to be assembled in a few minutes, and ideally suited for — Continue reading …




 

 

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A flat-pack boat seems too fantastical an idea to be plausible, yet German designers Arno Mathies and Max Frommeld may be close to making their prototype Folding Boat a commercial reality. Made from a single sheet of plastic, the two-person Folding Boat has been designed to be assembled in a few minutes, and ideally suited for small, mostly urban, bodies of water, such as canals and ponds. More intriguing is the notion of Folding Boat as a viable option for water-related disaster relief.

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The project is Arno Mathies Max Frommeld

‘Folding Boat’ is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in a relatively short period of time. ‘Folding Boat’ was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced. The main advantages of the product are transportation, storage and assembly. Ideal for one or two people, ‘Folding Boat’ can be used in the urban environment (canals, ponds and lakes). Suitable for fisherman and campers; it also has the potential to be dispatched during disaster relief scenarios such as floods. ‘Folding Boat’ includes two cushions and two ores.

Assembly has been simplified – now it takes less time and effort to assemble.
- The number of components has been significantly reduced.
- The performance and comfort of the folding boat has improved.
- Accessories have been redesigned
- Our goal of transporting the boat in the boot/trunk of a car has been achieved.

The folding boat is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in less that five minutes. The boat was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced. The main advantages of the product are transportation, storage and assembly. Ideal for one or two people, the folding boat’ can be used in the urban environment (canals, ponds and lakes). Suitable for fisherman and campers; it also has the potential to be dispatched during disaster relief scenarios such as floods. ‘Foldboat’ includes two cushions and two oars.

Images: Max Frommeld


 

 

 
 
 

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