Origami Sailing

It's a flat-pack, DIY, lightweight and--a sailboat--made using the ancient japanese art of origami. This little dinghy was designed as a prototype by Matteo Signorini when he was a design student; his inspiration was the paper boats that float on water. It is a little revolutionary in its design- It is 10 feet long, carries one adult, and folds up into a flatpack, the same size as a surfboard, so it is easily transported and stored. Made out of corrugated plastic, it is easy to manufacture and fold up. The materials aren't perfect, but the benefits are manifest: boating becomes accessible to landlubbers and students. The cost, lightness and speed of entry mean more people can enjoy the wonders of sailing. :: Matteo Signorini