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Karl Mayer's warp beam fabric used in floating bridge
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Oct '16
Fabric manufactured by Setex-Textil, European textile manufacturers of home textiles and technical textiles, from warp beams made on a warping machine by Karl Mayer, that offers solution for warp knitting, warp preparation for weaving and technical textiles, have been used to cover environmental artist Christo's Floating Piers Project bridge.

Working in conjunction with other experts, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have paved the way for a new impressive art installation that was designed to last for sixteen days. With their Floating Piers Project, they anchored a floating bridge at least 3 kilometres long and 16 metres wide on Lake Iseo in Lombardy, Italy. This temporary installation linked the two islands of Monte Isola and San Paola with the town of Sulzano on the mainland, and invited the public to come and walk on water.

The clever construction was made from a total of 200,000 floating plastic cubes to create the perfect experience of walking on water. The cubes were joined together to produce 100 metres long segments, and the sections were anchored to the bottom of the lake by concrete blocks weighing 5.5 tons. The floating construction was then covered with fabric to give the functional work of art real visual impact. The textile covered the deep blue surface of the lake like a dahlia-yellow-coloured ribbon, which changed colour depending on how the light impinged on it.

To produce the fabric required, Christo worked with a long-term partner, Setex-Textil GmbH. The textile company manufactured the 100,000 square metres of fabric for the Floating Piers from polyamide 6.6, and produced the warp beams for the fabric on a Karl Mayer sectional warping machine. (GK)

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