Giant Spider Web Made from 117,000 Feet of Tape

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Earlier this summer, Viennese and Croatian designers spun this jaw-dropping installation at a German design fair: Enormous spider-webs made entirely from packing tape. And lots of it: By Fast Company’s count, 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape went into making these “huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore.”

Walyou explains how layering tape gives it strength:

The strength of this massive spider web is not difficult to believe based on the fact that adhesive tape is the only material used in its creation. Adhesive tapes have a pressure sensitive material coated on a plastic film. These tapes are normally resistant to weathering, sunlight, aging and have withstood numerous strength tests over time. When such tapes are laid layer upon layer, the weight bearing capacity increases massively. This is exactly what has happened here.

The video below further explains the making-of.

Hit Fast Company for more photos.

(Fast Company via Walyou via @rickmarshall)


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