Here is the updated version of our folding boat. We were working hard over the last year to achieve certain improvements to the previous folding boat prototype:
- Assembly has been simplified – now it takes less time and effort to assemble.
- The number of components has been significantly reduced.
- The performance and comfort of the folding boat has improved.
- Accessories have been redesigned
- Our goal of transporting the boat in the boot/trunk of a car has been achieved.
Gruff-set is mountable and dismountable cardboard furniture using 15mm and 7mm cardboard. The structure is composed of two elements repeated twice that are assembled using housing joints and requires no screws. The table top is the final piece which guarantees the stability of the whole object. Similarly with the shelving, the attachment of the feet around the cardboard planks, creates the structure for the object.
The furniture exists in two versions, a cheap all in cardboard version, and a printed cardboard version with glass or cardboard table top. Both versions explore the various properties of the material. The cardboard version is cheap and replaceable, whereas the printed version is more luxurious and long lasting.
Considering the choice of material and the method of fabrication, the user can either consider his table as a disposable object or a permanent piece of furniture for household or office use. Gruff is a response to the paradox of a society focused on increasing consumption while trying to achieve sustainable development.
Working with Colorplastic AG, Made in plastic is extruded plastic furniture made by hand. The project is inspired by the process of extruding plastic and the generation of plastic waste. Extruded at 250° celsius, I use this occasion and physical state in which the material presents itself to sculpt objects with primitive functions. This booklet demonstrate my experience during this occasion and the objects I created.
The brief set out for this project was to control a moulding material by hand using no moulds. I set myself tools to help me make this and using only a board, pen, gloves and water, I designed my pieces on the spot using the materials available. Additionally to the brief, I wanted to utilize the waste generated daily by the company. The waste was set to be used in my pieces only for the creation of the plastic dishes due to factors of conception.
Phasme is adaptable. Using magnets, the light source can be adjusted and placed accordingly to the placement of your lamp, furniture or surroundings. The light source is purposely direct in order to encourage the different options of orientation of the lamp.
‘Folding Boat’ is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in a relatively short period of time. ‘Folding Boat’ was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced. The main advantages of the product are transportation, storage and assembly. Ideal for one or two people, ‘Folding Boat’ can be used in the urban environment (canals, ponds and lakes). Suitable for fisherman and campers; it also has the potential to be dispatched during disaster relief scenarios such as floods. ‘Folding Boat’ includes two cushions and two ores.
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Materials: plastic sheet, ash, cordura fabric
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