In 2018 visual artist Ief Spincemaille created the artwork ‘Rope’: a rope of 60 meters in length and 30 cm in diameter. Rope has been made disproportionately large and has therefore lost its function. Spincemaille travels around the world with Rope to give it new meaning.
Besides creating a great artwork, Spincemaille reinvented seating without realizing it. Ropes of 12 and 6 meters are currently being used by cities, companies and private customers, to create temporary social spaces, to play and to knot shapes and encounters. And with a mobile braiding workshop, Rope can be braided in-situ with or without the help of the local community or customer. Rope, just as many of the Ateliers other works, is a social sculpture: a medium which brings imagination and people together. Do something with Rope!
More work by Atelier Ief Spincemaille: www.iefspincemaille.com
A social sculpture
Ropes of 6 meters are modular seating elements for 1 to 10 people. They can be used in as many ways as your imagination tells you. You can lie, sit, hang on it and children can play endlessly with it. And of course you can also just sculpt an interesting shape with it or hang it on the wall. Rope is an open design object: it is what your imagination tells you.
Four new multiples
For Rope 6M. Atelier Ief Spincemaille worked together with textile designer Esther van Schuylenbergh on four unique designs. These designs are produced in a limited edition, handwoven using a technique developed by Spincemaille on the basis of traditional weaving crafts, and fully made in Belgium. The four multiples were given titles refering to people who where important during the travels of Rope 60M in Guangzhou, Firenze, Ostend and Antwerp.
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