Cable Type

Striking artwork with elegant, flexible and strong wire rope structures

Stainless steel wire ropes and wire rope nets like Webnet by Jakob Rope Systems are ideal materials for breathtaking art installations. Walkable nets, minimal load-bearing structures made from steel ropes or complex rope statics for tensioning and membranes: the impressive technical possibilities of stainless steel ropes offer many unexplored ways of expression.

Jakob Rope Systems has been working with artists for decades. This collaboration pushes us to explore our own technical possibilities and redefine the potential of ropes and cables. The experience gained in this way enriches our 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 great potential to play with statics and traction 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:

 - Tensegrity installation at Goodwood Festival, UK
- In orbit of Tomás Saraceno, Düsseldorf
- Wind roundabout in Fort Worth, TX, by Ned Kahn
- La Mantille, suspension cable structure, Paris
- Webnet installation at Wüstenrot headquarters, Salzburg

Consulting and problem solving for creative rope and mesh structures

We support the creative process from idea to implementation. We advise artists, museums and gallerists or art offices in every project phase when it comes to using our products or developing new ideas. Our engineers love new challenges that push the boundaries of what is technically possible and beyond.


Our services include:


 - Advice on planning the overall structure, statics and installation
- Support in the development process and problem solving design challenges
- Sampling and production of mock-ups
- Production of customized fiber ropes, steel wire ropes and nets and special parts
- Dimensioning and planning
- Installation and maintenance

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