Folding Sled: Making Wintertime Fun Portable and Stackable

View all 5 Photos

Anyone who sleds knows that speeding down hills is fun, but carrying the sled back up and taking it home can be a chore. To make sledding simpler all around, Max Frommeld & Arno Mathies, the British duo behind the Folding Boat and many other handy products, designed the Folding Sled. As its name suggests, the sled folds down to a compact shape so that it is readily portable and stackable. This means that an adult can easily haul it around town, carry it onto a city bus, pile it into the trunk of the family car, or put it out of the way until next winter. Thanks to the handy folding mechanism, this European design is versatile all-around.

Made using a blend of contemporary and traditional methods, the sled’s lightweight plastic seat and hinges are CNC-cut from recyclable, engineering-grade plastic, but its skates are steam-bent from locally sourced ash wood. Each component is crafted by Graf Schlitten, one of the oldest sled makers in Switzerland. Together, the plastic and wooden components form a hybrid between a racing and family sled that’s fast and also strong enough to support up to two people.
A great item for individuals or resorts looking for low-hassle winter activity, the folding sled delivers on adventure without taking up undo space. Available from £170, the Folding Sled comes in black or white with naturally finished skates. Pre-order is on Kickstarter, where Max Frommeld & Arno Mathies will be crowdfunding until March 5, 2015.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(127771)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • The Parc Lighting Collection

    A series of lamps inspired by childhood imagination. Elegant and playful at the same time,…

  • The N02 Recycle Chair

    A sustainable designer chair made from recycled plastic. Designed by Japanese studio Nendo for Danish…

  • The Arc Chair And Armchair

    Elegant seating designed with a distinctive arched backrest and refined details. Created by Alain Gilles…

  • The Limited-Edition M5 Marble Daybed

    A sculptural, comfortable, and conveniently multifunctional marble daybed. Paris-based designer Francesco Balzano creates minimalist products…

  • Ritzwell’s 2019 Collection

    An elegant furniture collection that blends Japanese minimalism and premium materials. Based in Fukuoka, Japan…

  • The Bozeman Coat Rack

    A creatively designed coat hanger inspired by industrial wire forming and antler racks. Offering a…

  • The Society Collection

    Elegant and whimsical tableware designed to bring a convivial spirit to the dining table. Recently…

Take me there

  • The Elsewhere Cabin Retreat

    A cabin on wheels that’s big on comfort and relaxation. Located on an idyllic ranch…

  • The Albergo Miramonti Hotel

    A redesigned hotel interior inspired by nature and the local setting. Built in 1958 and…

  • Shou Sugi Ban House

    The ultimate wellness retreat near NYC. Located in the Hamptons, only 90 miles away from…