numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park
 

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

design collective numen/for use has collaborated with british fashion designer anya hindmarch on the occasion of this year’s london fashion week. ‘the tube’, a bright blue structure created from nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) of rope and 11,000 square metres of net, formed part of a temporary pop-up in a soho warehouse called ‘the weave project’.

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

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the structure invited guests to revisit their childhood by climbing inside and explore the twisting structures. meandering structure. it took three days for numen/for use to complete ‘the tube’ and seven days to erect it. suspended from scaffolding, the oscillating artwork recreates the excitement of a children’s playground for adults, whilst offering a unique perspective on the building.

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

 

 

‘the tube’ ties in with the global relaunch of hindmarch‘s neeson bag collection, which features hand-woven leather bags that can be customised with initials, tassels and symbols. the collection provided the inspiration for the woven tunnels created by numen/for use – a trio of artists based between croatia, austria and germany – who installed a similar installation in cologne. the collective have also made others using adhesive tape and another structure comprising a 3D grid.

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

 

 

the weave project, which ran from 16 to 19 february to coincide with london fashion week, also included a themed cafe, plus a concept store stocking the collection. visitors could purchase the bags and have them personalised by on-site weavers, with hand-woven symbols, words and initials.

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

numen/for use constructs adult playground of woven blue tunnels in london car park

 

project info

 

studio: numen/for use

designer: anya hindmarch

project name: the tube

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