Ori is a portable hammock made for the discerning camper. The elegant design, inspired by traditional origami techniques, allows campers to easily pack and go without compromising style.
+ Product Design
+ Physical Prototyping
+ MFA Products of Design, School of Visual Arts
+ 3D Product Design
Designed for style and function
The body is crafted with classic origami and pleating techniques frequently deployed in luxury garments and home interiors. The folded ends are bound with buttery-soft calf-skin leather and then attached to aluminum carabiners graded for outdoor adventuring. The carabiners are compatible with most types of hammock suspension systems.
The heat-set folds of the tessellating origami pattern retain their shape and allow the hammock to fold flat neatly and pack quickly. The unique hexagonal reinforcements of the ripstop nylon and silky hand-feel were carefully considered for a customer with high-end sensibilities but never compromises on function. Made of 2.2 oz HEX70 ripstop nylon for high strength, durability, abrasion resistance, and water repellency, Ori is equipped for even the harshest post-apocalyptic conditions. The hammock can easily accommodate for two campers in a pinch, with a weight limit of 400 lbs and generous dimensions.
The body of the hammock requires a pleating mold in order to form the origami shape. Two layers of paper are first folded together in the desired shape, peeled apart, and then re-folded with the hammock fabric sandwiched in between. Once heat is applied, the fabric can be removed from the mold with the shape set in. The body is then re-folded and ironed again to ensure sharp creases throughout. Triangle leather tabs are sewn on to join. The ends, grommets are applied, and carabiners are attached with cording in double fisherman knots.