Yes, you read that title correctly. This team of designers used only packing tape to create this huge spider web, which they called “self-supporting cocoons.”
These cocoons are so strong that people can actually climb into them and hang out. This Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen used 117,000 feet of tape, which weighs 100 pounds. You can read more about this incredible design here.
This installation speaks to me because it reminds me so much of something I made as a child. I was blessed to attend a very special school for two types of children: Deaf children, and children that scored unusually high on a psychological test that supposedly determined creative ability (where did all that creativity go now? haha). We created all day long at school. In 4th grade we created a whole pod out of packing tape. It was so large that we could all crawl inside of it. We set up a fan at one end for airflow and we even made different rooms, all inside the tape structure, which we called our “bubble house.” This brings back fun memories of that experience!