A collapsible rowboat that you can carry

Wasserläufer (‘water strider’) is a quick and easily inflatable boat for nature lovers. It is designed to be easier to fill with air than conventional inflatable boats, requiring no pump and thus reducing the weight that a traveller must carry. To inflate, the user simply waves Wasserläufer from side to side, capturing air in the boat’s specially designed air chambers. Once full, the chambers are sealed with a sheet of lightweight fabric. When empty, the boat can be rolled into a cylinder the size of a 1.5 litre water bottle weighing just over one kilogram.

Frauke Zoë Taplik

  • Frauke Zoë Taplik
    Offenbach University of Art and Design

    1990 - Born in Germany 1996-2009 Attending School and reaching the “Allgemeine Hochschulreife” 2009-2010 Volunteering with ASF 2010-2011 Architectural studies, University of Applied Science Darmstadt/Germany 2011-2018 Studies at University of Art and Design Offenbach, Design Department, Offenbach am Main/Germany 2012 Internship at Architectural Glass Centre, Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea/UK 2014 Exchange semester at Tongji University, Shanghai/China 2014-2015 Internship at Braun Design Department, Kronberg/Germany Since 2018 Working as a freelancermore

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