Inflatable Climbing Frame Installation by Numen / For Use

How cool is this installation? I’m rubbish at heights to these photos fill me with horror, but I’d still queue up to have a go.

If you scroll down to the last images you can see how the whole thing works. It’s a ‘self supporting inhabitable social sculpture’, essentially made up of interconnecting ropes inside a giant inflatable cube.

‘When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of the installation. When the object inflates, the ropes tense to a perfect line again, strained enough to carry the weight of a human being’.

The brains behind the work is the Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen / For Use. Their other interactive installations involve a cocoon-like labyrinth made of sticky tape, a web of bouncy net tunnels, and a free standing structure lined on the inside with soft red carpet.

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