What doesn’t fit is made to fit!

The object under investigation: the measuring tape could be broken down into 10 different parts, in which at least six different materials emerged. The scene shows a street game similar to Tic Tac Toe. The different game pieces, which cannot be clearly assigned to the players, provocatively point to recycling problems.
For the rematerialisation, it was important to us to implement the function of compactness and measuring on the one hand and to work with only one material and as few components as possible on the other.
The result is a measuring tape made of foamed plastic in the length of one metre. The object can be wrapped around the arm or used as a belt, stuffed into a trouser pocket or, when compressed, stowed away in any kind of packaging, for example in a screw-top jar.

Your body as a measuring tape

Our goal was to find a way to measure an object at any time. It quickly became clear that our own body provides a suitable basis for this. The arm span or the body height, for example, can be easily put in relation to the object. For smaller measurements, the palm of the hand and the fingers are good.
To take measurements in the future, you only need to measure your own body once. With this knowledge, smaller and larger lengths can then be determined.
The illustration can be filled in with the photo app, which is available in the standard library on every mobile phone.

Eric Feiler & Noa Gellenbeck