A Convenient Portable Adult-Sized Tent That Folds Like an Accordion Into a Backpack


The Melina is an incredibly convenient portable adult-sized tent that folds accordion-style into an easily carried backpack. The brainchild of third-year Industrial Design student David Shatz at Bezalel University program, the Melina was developed as a part of a hospitality project under the guidance of established designer Tal Gur.

David Shatz with Melina

Melina Folded

Melina Partially Open

Melina Large

Melina Open Side

Melina Open

images via David Shatz

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.