Stainless steel wire ropes and wire rope nets such as Webnet by Jakob Rope Systems are ideal materials for art installations. Walkable nets, minimal supporting structures made of steel ropes or complex rope statics for tensegrity and membranes: the impressive technical possibilities of stainless steel ropes offer manifold unexplored ways of expression.
Jakob Rope Systems has been working with artists for decades. The collaborations push them to explore their own technical possibilities and redefine the potentials of ropes and cables. The experience gained in this way enriches their daily work and flows into the development process.
Partner for artists and galleries
Jakob Rope Systems welcomes creative ideas on how to use cables and cable nets in new ways. Wire rope structures offer artists a lot of potential to play with statics and tensile forces. Hanging or suspended structures, walkable nets or transparent support structures for art installations are just some of the possibilities. Successfully realized projects by Jakob Rope Systems with renowned artists can be seen in Paris, Düsseldorf, Salzburg or Fort Worth, among others. Well-known and groundbreaking projects include:
Consulting and solution finding for creative rope and net structures
Jakob Rope Systems support the creative process from the initial idea to implementation. They advise artists, museums and gallery owners or art offices in every project phase when it comes to using the products or developing new ideas. The engineers love new challenges that push the limits of what is technically possible and beyond.
The services comprise:
- Advice on planning the overall structure, statics and assembly
- Support in the development process and finding solutions for design challenges
- Sampling and production of mock-ups
- Production of customized fiber ropes, wire ropes and rope nets and special parts
- Dimensioning and planning
- Assembly and maintenance