Welcome to maarno

maarno is a creative collaboration between designers Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies. The 'folding boat' & 'folding sledge' is one of several design projects the collaborative is developing.

maarno spent the past year developing their most recent project the 'folding sledge'. 'folding sledge' is a sledge which folds, suitable for one or two persons. It is the natural continuation of the previous project the 'folding boat'. This project is currently under development.

Both projects are made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in a relatively short period of time. 'folding boat' was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced. The 'folding sledge' is our second result of these explorations and a new proposal for a folding product. The main advantages of these products are transportation, storage and assembly. Ideal for one or two persons, 'folding boat' can be used in the urban environment (canals, ponds and lakes) and 'folding sledge' for winter environments. The two products are composed of plastic & ash including other materials.

For further information, press inquiries etc. please get in touch with us at: contact@maarno.com


Recent project, 'folding sledge': The sled folds into a compact parcel of 110cm x 30cm x 8cm. The 'folding sledge' fits into the back of a car and is suitable for all types of slopes.

From 16 – 22 June: Swiss Design Awards 2014 - maarno has been shortlisted and nominated for the Swiss design awards 2014. More information can be found on the website.

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