Jun 17, 2010

Spider-Man called, he wants his tree-house back.

If you were Spider-Man, you wouldn't create your tree-house out of wood. Of course not! You'd use your webbing. Well what if, while casually "bird watching" in the direction of Mary Jane's house, you spotted something like this in a yard across the street...

You might be freaking out to yourself right now that Spider-Man is, in fact, real but you'd be wrong. What you're looking at is massive amounts of packing tape. One hundred pounds to be precise. And yes, it will support your weight.

This outrageous creation comes from Viennese/Croatian design collective Numen/For Use and it's not one of a kind. "The installations, which look like the work of horrifyingly large arachnids, grew in scale and scope as the year progressed, first deployed inside a small Croatian gallery, then an abandoned attic during October’s Vienna Design Week," says FastCompany.com. Another installation was just shown during DMY Berlin's International Design Fair last week.

The idea for the webby design was actually based on a dance performance concept but we'll pretend we didn't hear that. If you feel like channeling your inner Peter Parker, the group is creating another tape installation in Frankfurt, Germany this September. And I wasn't kidding about it being able to support your weight, you're actually able to climb inside it. Just leave the binoculars at home.

2 comments:

Mack said...

100 lbs that's it? wow considering restaurant rolls are about 5 lbs doesn't seem like that much to create that. Cool as hell though!

Budd said...

That is really cool. I bet it is comfortable and fun.