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Origami-Inspired Watercraft

The Oru Kayak 'Inlet' Weighs in at Just 20 Pounds

— August 14, 2019 — Art & Design
The Oru Kayak 'Inlet' is the latest model from the company that aims to enable an easier way to enjoy time on the water without the need for cumbersome alternatives.

Featuring an origami-inspired design, the kayak can be collapsed when not in use to make it suitable for storage in a vehicle trunk or even checked when heading onto a flight. The watercraft can be assembled in less than five minutes to have aquatic enthusiasts ready for the water in mere moments instead of having to deal with alternatives that can be awkward to maneuver.

The Oru Kayak 'Inlet' aims to deliver the strength and performance of a hardshell alternative yet weighs in at just 20 pounds to make it inherently portable.
Trend Themes
1. Folding Watercraft - There is an opportunity to expand the market for collapsible watercraft and related accessories by making them more accessible and affordable.
2. Origami-inspired Design - There is an opportunity to expand the use of origami-inspired design in other areas that require compact and portable solutions.
3. Quick Assembly Products - There is an opportunity to create more products that can be assembled in under 5 minutes, which would appeal to busy consumers seeking fast and convenient solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Recreational Equipment - The recreational equipment industry could benefit from incorporating more folding and portable designs into their product lines.
2. Home Furnishings - The home furnishings industry could benefit from incorporating origami-inspired design in space-saving furniture solutions.
3. Travel and Leisure - The travel and leisure industry could benefit from creating more quick assembly products that cater to the needs of time-sensitive travelers.
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