Ar Vag by Thibault Penven is Both Functional and Aesthetically Refined

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Jun 3, 2012 • References: ecal.ch and dezeen
Just like setting up a tent, Ar Vag by Thibault Penven is a collapsible boat that can transform from a miscellaneous pile of rigid boards and waterproof skin into a fully functioning watercraft in a few short minutes.

The University of Art and Design Lausanne student had his design featured at the 'Too Cool for School' exhibit in Milan in May of 2012. While the functionality of the craft does not surpass that offered by the most basic of boats, the aesthetic purity of the design is both inviting and impressive.

The yellow coloring is reminiscent of classic rain-proof apparel, while the streamline design is suggestive of the model of vintage wooden boats. Perfect for a camping trip or a day at the beach, Ar Vag by Thibault Penven combines practical outdoor use with a refined minimalist allure.