‘adhoc folding canoe’ by ori levin
israeli designer ori levin from studio tsor design has created ‘adhoc’: this full-size canoe can be folded into a bag
the size of a standard backpack (13 x 23 x 70 centimeters). weighing 4.1 kilograms, the materials were carefully
selected to be both lightweight and resilient: the frame is made of carbon fiber while the hull is made of aramid,
a heat-resistant synthetic fabric used in racing sails.
a corner lock holds the telescopic poles to form each end, and a parasol-like mechanism in the center maintains
the structure of the sides. the canoe can be assembled in approximately five minutes.
rear overhead view
central folding mechanism
feasibility study, first trial
feasibility study, second trial
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