PIC BY HOTSPOT MEDIA - FOLDBOAT: THE DINGHY INSPIRED BY ORIGAMI In Pic - The amazing folding boat - A pair of designers are revolutionising the waterways with a foldable boat - inspired by origami. Design students Max Frommeld, 29, and Arno Mathies, 26, were both studying for their Masters degrees in production design at London's Royal College of Art when one day they came up with the idea for the Foldboat. During a workshop in which they were encouraged to make furniture out of paper, they started making origami boats and realised they could put their idea into action.As the name suggests, the boat is literally folded from a flat 2.5m x 1.5m plastic sheet and can be transformed from flat sheet to row boat by a single person in 2 minutes using only 3 components.Made from a single sheet of plastic that can be folded over and over again up to 6,000 times, the Foldboat comes in two designs - one that folds into an easy-to-carry parcel and one that unfolds completely flat. Costing around £800, each is equipped with a pair of oars made from ash with plastic blades, plus waterproof, floating cushions that can users can cling onto if the boat should capsize.... WITH COPY- HOTSPOT MEDIA 0121 5511004.

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