Saturday, May 31, 2014

Folding Boat - and We Do Mean Folding

From Latitude 38 Publishing Co
September 26, 2007 – Elbe River, Germany

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Boelter's boat 'underway' on the Elbe. The origami creation is part of an ongoing exhibit by the artist. © 2014 Latitude 38 Publishing Co., Inc.

German artist Frank Boelter was fooling around with a milk carton at breakfast one morning when all of a sudden (so the report goes) it occurred to him that you could build a boat out of this stuff. So he did. Using an 1,800-square-foot piece of Tetrabrik - a paper product which is used, among other things, for making milk cartons - Boelter spent just two hours bending and folding to come up with Bis Ans Ende der Welt ("Until the end of the world"), a 30-ft, 55-pound 'boat' that cost all of $217. Boelter says the craft will survive a biblical 40 days and nights before it disintegrates into a soggy blob.


  1. Sehr kreativ! Ich will ein Boat aus Tetrabrik.

  2. Mythbusters hat ein Boot aus Isolierband gebaut.