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Solair / Tent


Solair, a one-person tent, began as an exploration in minimal surfaces. Wire forms were dipped into soap bubbles, which clung to the wires and formed minimal surfaces between two planes. With this in mind, sketch tent models were created. The idea of mixing a soft tenting material with hard was born at this time. Eventually, the hard material was chosen to serve as a mat of polypropylene sheeting to protect the camper from the harsh ground and would serve as a case for the tent after use. A mesh canopy allows for maximum breathability and use on fair-weather nights.



Brooklyn, United States

Peter Lengel,