Oru Kayak origami industrial design technology
Kayak like an origami. The boat folds up into a backpack to explore the world around us

Oru Kayak is a California-based company with headquarters in San Francisco. In an effort to ensure that as many people as possible can explore nature in an easy way, it has created this collection of kayaks that close like an origami and can be transported like a backpack

The Company firmly believes that the connection with nature is a deep human need, even for those who live in the city.  The passion to explore the world around us and the inspiration that can be drawn from every kind of experience, has led the Company to create this product: a Greenland kayak in a Japanese origami version

Oru Kayak origami industrial design technology

Their goals are noble, but their strength lies in being a group of fun-loving creators and activists. They recently moved from San Francisco to an old warehouse style sewing factory in Emeryville, California, and they feel at home in an eccentric neighborhood: a shared block with Pixar, a small coffee roaster and a vintage racing car shop

Oru Kayak origami industrial design technology

The various models ensure that they can be used on different water surfaces, but the feature that unites them all is that they can close like a box, folding the kayak to half the height. This new design focuses on efficiency and will optimize the entire kayaking experience

Oru Kayak origami industrial design technology

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