The Oru Kayak (the oragami kayak)

We make beautiful origami kayaks. Oru Kayak is a new company dedicated to bringing the wonder and discovery of the great outdoors to city dwellers.

I’m an architect, and was inspired by a New Yorker article about five years ago about Robert Lang, origami physicist extraordinaire. Unable to fit my kayak into a SF apartment, I started thinking about making a boat out of origami. More than 20 prototypes later, after user testing in bays, rivers, and lakes around the world, the Oru Kayak is finally ready to launch. It takes only 5 minutes to assemble and is an amazing way to get onto the water easily.