Remember taking a sheet of paper, folding it into the shape of a boat and seeing if it would float in the bathtub? Yeah, me either. I do, however, recall seeing origami masters create all kinds of three-dimensional items from flat sheets of paper. And yes, that did include boats. And yes, they did float… for a time.
Now take the idea of a small origami boat, multiply it by a few thousand and make it out of a sheet of plastic rather than paper. The result?
This flat-boat that folds up to create a real, three-dimensional vessel.
Here’s what the website has to say about it:
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 Foldboat looks like fun, but it also looks like a pretty good way to make sure you go for a swim at some point. The price has not yet been announced.