Tape Art Interior Design: Packing Tape Art at the Flying Steps Academy
The Flying Steps Academy in Berlin is one of the most famous Breakdance schools in the world. And it is in Berlin!. In February this year, they opened a bistro and cafe in their school to provide guests and dancer with a refreshment and delicious food after training. Of course, it is not only the food and drinks that must be tasty, the cafe should also look appealing. And that’s where I and my SELFMADEcrew came in…
Tape Art as an Eye-Catcher
The academy gave us full creative control: We were allowed to design a corner of the cafe to our heart’s content with. The only requirement? It had to be cool, modern and suitable for the theme/café!
Creative Interior Design with Packing Tape
First and foremost we decided to use adhesive tape in the signal color red. Why red? Because red catches the eye, attracts attention and is a dynamic and powerful color. We wanted the tape art to match the cafes name and therefore taped a large Z (for “Zweitausend”) over window and wall. This way we achieved a little anamorphic effect.
Tape Art on a Lamp
But the real highlight of this tape design is a dancer who shows the Breakdance Move 2000 (after this move the café is named). We taped this dancer with brown packing tape – not just on the wall, but on a homemade lamp. As soon as the lamp is switched on, the dancer lights up in a golden and warm color – and a bright white outline frames the silhouette of the figure. This creates a particularly cool effect after dark, but also looks great during the day.
By the way: You can see this tape art project (and of course dance) at Flying Steps in the Lobeckstraße 30-35 in Berlin Kreuzberg. It was great fun for us and we would like to thank Flying Steps for the cooperation.
It was a lot of fun and we would like to thank Flying Steps for their cooperation. We are really proud that we know the guys!
Below is a photo of two other Breakdancer (B-Boy) wall art pieces made from duct tape which I have stuck over the years.