packing tape installations – for use

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architecture, installation

These awesome packing tape installations by Austrian collaborative group For Use – comprising Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljkovic – are constructed by wrapping transparent tape around elevated columns, which are strong enough for people to enter into.

These site-specific, interactive ‘sculptures’ become places of play, rest and creativity. Comprising around 40 – 50 km of packing tape, each installation resembles giant space-engulfing spider webs, weightless and hung precariously in mid air, yet strong enough to hold the weight of humans. This tension between delicate and frail, and control makes these works unique.

Check out this timelapse video from the Design Museum London‘s Brit Insurance Design Awards, when For Use submitted their construction as a backdrop for the award ceremony.

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2 thoughts on “packing tape installations – for use”

  1. nikkie says:

    Wow, I’d so love to hang out in one of those spider webs, they look beyond awesome. But how come they’re not all sticky?!

    • Kian Andrew says:

      They’re made out of industrial wrapping, bit like cling wrap.
      Sticks to itself nicely, but really not that sticky to touch…

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