Playing with an origami canoe made of paper one day, Ghent-based designer Otto Van De Steene wondered whether a similar folding method translated to a sturdy, seaworthy material could help him get out onto the water more often. The result is ‘ONAK,’ a portable canoe that folds down to the size of a suitcase.
Do you know what a bicycle looks like? Of course you do. At least you think you do. You’re pretty sure; there’s a couple of wheels, a couple of tubes, some handlebars…But do you really know what a bicycle looks like? Could you draw the perfect mountain bike, BMX or a road bike completely from memory? You might think so, but if Italian artist Gianluca Gimini’s genius latest project is anything to go by, there’s a good chance you’re wrong.
Just when you thought classic Vespa scooters were only meant for posing on when the sun comes out, Spanish studio Bel & Bel come up with a brilliant way that ensures you can be sitting on one all year round. Taking parts from the old scooters the repurpose them as swivel chairs which can be made up in a large variety of colors.