UK-based designers Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies designed the ‘Foldboat‘ as a seamless, hard shell, folding boat that is fabricated from one single sheet of plastic. The flat-pack leisure boat is designed for flat water environments, featuring durable live hinges allowing the 2.50m vessel to be opened out flat or into a small parcel measuring 150cm x 80cm.
‘Foldboat’ was developed after a paper-folding workshop where systems of creating various forms from a single piece of material was explored.
“‘Foldboat’ is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in a relatively short period of time. ‘Foldboat’ 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, ‘Foldboat’ 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. “