The Oru Kayak is an origami inspired boat that folds out of a compact case. UC Berkeley School of Architecture grad Anton Willis dreamed up the Oru Kayak four years ago as a solution to fitting a boat into his small San Francisco apartment. Using the principals of origami, Willis created a lightweight yet robust kayak out of corrugated plastic, and designed it to fold from a 12’ boat into an easily storable and portable case.
Each Oru Kayak is engineered of a single sheet of double-layered plastic. The single seam is sealed with a watertight rubber gasket. Solid ribs offer strength and rigidity. Its corrugated plastic skin is extremely tough and durable.