thibault penven: ar vag folding boat thibault penven: ar vag folding boat
jun 19, 2012

thibault penven: ar vag folding boat

‘ar-vag’ by thibault penven fiberglass, heat-welded plastic tarpaulin image by ECAL/nicolas gent

 

 

thibault penven, student of ecole cantonale d’art de lausanne (ECAL) in switzerland, has created ‘ar-vag’. the design is a folding boat for a short tour or a fishing trip. the feature of the vessel is that it is faster to assemble than an inflatable dinghy and less cumbersome than a fixed attachment. the hull consists of a series of fiberglass sheets covered with heat-welded plastic tarpaulin. to set sail, the user must unfold the thin, light body of the watercraft and make it rigid with the central bench, which functions as the core, thereby giving it its final shape and making it comfortable. the project was shown as part of the beopen exhibition at the design miami art basel 2012.

 

 

the boat is assembled easily and quickly image stills video © ECAL

 

 


video demonstrating the assembly of the design
video © ECAL/jean-guillaume sonnier

 

 

exhibited at the beopen exhibition image © designboom

 

 

the supporting strut image © designboom

 

 

detail image © designboom

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