The two recent Royal College of Art graduates Max Frommelt and Arno Mathies have come up with an ingenious and beautiful solution for a flat pack water vessel: the Foldboat.
Made from a 5mm thick sheet of P.E. plastic, it can comfortably transport 2 people when folded, and when unfolded only measures 250cm x 150cm. The two designers are currently selling a self-produced special edition of Foldboat, as shown at Portobello Dock in Tom Dixon's The Dock, for the duration of the London Design Festival. But for the long run they are looking for a manufacturer with who they could produce at a larger scale.
Brit Leissler lives and acts between London and Berlin. After receiving a Master degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London she started her own Shoot the Stylist! design studio. She also works as a design educator for various institutions and founded Punch'n'Cuddle Ltd., producing and distributing her own products.
When taking a break from the design world she writes, sings and composes quirky electronic pop or travels the planet. Brit loves all forms of eccentricity, joins up the dots and aims to get into interesting conversations with all kinds of weird and wonderful people. As a hardcore digital camera gunslinger she shoots everything that moves and grooves. She doesn't eat animals, is hot for cheese, loves the Kensington Squirrels, robotic dance moves and life enhancing ideas.