Vinyl Floor Tape

You know I love color, so these installations caught my attention.

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Artist, Jim Lambie, put these in at the MoMA in 2008.  It is made of vinyl tape!  That’s right.  And, it tracks your path to the next floor.

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And, now, in 2011, Kate Spade is using this simple concept for the floors in her Palm Springs store.

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Typically used for demarcation on gym and warehouse floors, vinyl tape isn’t hard to find with a quick Google search.  It’s $2 for a thin roll and a little more for wider rolls.

I am not sure I’d want to install this myself, but it’s a super cool concept that doesn’t break the budget.

kristysig

7 Comments :

  1. A reader of my blog led me here because I did a post on painted floors recently, too….SO glad to have found you. New follower :)
    Stacy

  2. That looks so freakin’ cool!!! I love that top one with all the pattern and color! I can’t believe someone did that with vinyl tape! AWESOME.

  3. I love the bold color! I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to do this in my house… maybe in a small kids room!

  4. I love this!! Would never do it in my house but I could stare at that Kate Spade floor for hours!

  5. This gives me a great idea on how to put a Greek key design on top of a console table…I love the floors!

  6. I’m a sucker for stripes. Maybe I’m not gutsy enough to put stripes on the floors of my house, but I’d use this tape to make custom artwork.

  7. Kelly @ JAX does design

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my guest post over at Aubrey’s blog :-)

    The floor at the MOMA is awesome! Wow! Love all the colours and the cool designs. I don’t want to think about how much time and patience it took to complete the installation! I think using the same technique on a canvas would make a great piece of art.

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