Oru Kayak is a full-sized foldable watercraft which can be collapsed down to the size of a briefcase for easy storage or transportation.
As part of the Pop-Out Design trend from our Future of Home Living report, which looks at how a new range of DIY kits and technologies are making the process of envisioning and producing custom products and designs accessible to anyone, regardless of space or skills, PSFK Labs has identified the following example.
Oru Kayak is a full-sized foldable kayak which can be collapsed down to the size of a briefcase for easy storage or transportation. What initially looks like a large artist portfolio case, can be quickly unfolded and assembled to form a working kayak in around five minutes. The kayak is made from corrugated plastic, which is lightweight, durable, and flexible. Portable recreation solutions like the Oru make it possible for urban dwellers in dense spaces to own a kayak, or travelers to easily bring their kayaks with them wherever they go. The working concept was created by designer Anton Wills.
Pop-out pieces such as Oru Kayak fall under a larger theme we’re calling Adaptive, which examines how customizable solutions for the home are being designed to accommodate a wider range of needs throughout the day and week, bringing greater functionality and flexibility to urban lifestyles.
PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retail, social media, gaming, work and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.
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