Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) student Thibault Penven has designed a folding boat.

Called Ar Vag, the vessel comprises rigid boards sewn into a waterproof skin so it can be unfolded quickly and stiffened by pushing two folding rods, like tent poles, into pockets in the rim.

A wooden plank inserted through apertures in the walls holds the whole thing under tension and forms a seat.

The project was on show at an exhibition of work from ECAL students called Too Cool for School in Milan last month.

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