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There’s nothing incy wincy about this spider web by Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. In fact, it’s a spider web so big it could house a human family, furniture and all.
Made entirely of clear adhesive packaging tape, the spider web started as an installation for a tiny Croatian gallery. The spider web has subsequently been seen at a number of exhibitions, most recently the Berlin International Design Fair.
Most often the tape is woven around the structural components that already exist on the site of the installation. The long hollow tubes of the web are suspended from the surrounding walls and pillars.
Christoph Katzler of For Use/Numen told Fast Company: “The installation is based on an idea for a dance performance in which the form evolved from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move so the resulting shape is a recording of the choreography."
This cocoon-like structures are supported by about 35 000 metres of tape, weighting around 450 kilograms. Visitors are encouraged to take part in this giant jumping castle-like experience. They can lounge leisurely inside or browse the (spider) web.