Climbing through a 3D grid, visitors feel the immensity of space. String Prototype by Austro-Croatian design collective Numen/For Use follows the same principles first demonstrated in Net Blow Up – multiple layers of flexible netting suspended within an inflated bubble – but opts for thin rope instead, a much riskier material.
Taking on a graphic dimension, this latest intervention resembles a Dadaist collage. Like its predecessor, material only gains tension when the bubble achieves full solidity. Strategically attached to the outer shell, strands come together and create an optical illusion that plays with geometry. String Prototype was recently tested in the rural outskirts of Vienna.
Photos courtesy of Numen/For Use