Unfold Your Own Personal Island

A folding, portable recreational island, designed by Henry Ward, is being brought to life by British naval architects.

Anya Krenicki
Published on March 15, 2012

Imagine if beach party preparations were as easy as pushing a button. Well with the new folding recreational island, they just might be.

Originally designed as a luxury yachting accessory, the Recreational Island may either be docked at the back of a yacht, or stabilised in the water by four anchors. The island unfolds using a pressurised hydraulic system, measures 10 by 8 meters when opened, and can be easily stowed in a ship's garage when out of use.

Designed by Henry Ward and currently under development by BMT Nigel Gee, the island may also be suitable for purposes other than swimming and dining. Concepts in the works include use as a rental room for hotels, an emergency helicopter landing platform and close-up seating for water sport judges.

[via Designboom]

Published on March 15, 2012 by Anya Krenicki
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