Oru Kayak’s Portable Origami Furniture Now Available
January 29, 2024
Oru Camp redefines versatility in outdoor furniture with an unparalleled portable and functional design.
Emeryville, CA/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Oru Kayak, the original origami kayak brand, has announced that Oru Camp, their origami outdoor furniture collection, is now ready for direct-to-consumer purchase. Featuring an origami Adirondack chair, an adjustable height table with storage, and a combination step stool and storage cube, Oru Camp is further proof that Oru’s original origami design technology improves the functionality of everyday, outdoor products.
Oru Kayak turned to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, to engage their community with its latest origami design innovation. The response was resounding and upon closing their 6th Kickstarter campaign, Oru Kayak had raised $203,412 from 721 backers.
“We’re evolving out of the water with a brand new collection of origami furniture to help people feel at home in the outdoors,” commented Oru Kayak CEO Ardy Sobhani. “After the overwhelming support we received from our Kickstarter community, we’re excited to bring this innovation to backers and consumers at large,” Sobhani continued.
Oru Camp is a versatile collection of products whose unique design and new colorway make the furniture stand out against traditional camp and patio furniture designs. With the products weighing as little as 4.5 lbs and the setup without loose components, these pieces are convenient to fold, transport, and assemble anywhere in minutes. Since the Kickstarter launch last spring, Oru has also updated the product’s colorway with sleek, contemporary black and white accents.
The Oru Camp collection is constructed of Oru’s abrasion-resistant UV-treated corrugated plastic, OruPlast™, that is durable for over 20,000 folds. The Oru Camp collection also utilizes “living hinges,” a unique origami fold that distributes large amounts of weight with exceptional durability. These hinges significantly reduce weight while providing comparable durability to wood or metal furniture.
Oru’s versatile SwitchTable (MSRP: $149) demonstrates these inherent origami advantages. When assembled as a prep table, the SwitchTable weighs 11.5 lbs and stands at a 29.5” height. Then, with two quick folds, it can be instantly transformed into a 15.5” coffee table or a bench for two people. For convenience, the SwitchTable’s surface opens to reveal two hidden storage compartments, which can be simultaneously used for dry storage on one side and an ice chest on the other.
Oru Camp will be available online with direct shipping. For more information, please visit: https://www.orukayak.com/collections/oru-camp
About Oru Kayak
Founded in 2012, Oru Kayak is a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principles of origami. Beyond the functionality of its engineering, the Oru Kayak stands apart from the competition for its superb on-the-water performance, durability, easy assembly, and stylish design. Based in Emeryville, CA, Oru Kayak is sold in dozens of countries across five continents, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas. For more information, visit: orukayak.com.