The design collective Numen/For Use has built an inflatable social sculpture: self supported by thousands of strings, the bubble generates a 3D grid where visitors can feel the immensity and absence of space.
The prototype, currently set in the outskirts of Vienna, is based on the geometric system of large inflatable objects. Thin parallel ropes are tied on opposite sides of the volume: when the volume deflates the ropes lay on the ground enabling the compression of the installation, while when the volume inflates the ropes tense up to keep the structure in place.
The created space resembles a Dadaist collage, where visitors are allowed to fly (or climb) on the ropes and feel the immensity of space.
Photos courtesy of Numen/For Use