You may remember our previous entry about Magnolia Editions’ re-invention of the tapestry
. Well, Mararten Baas from the Netherlands has created something cut from similar cloth. To coincide with Remembrance Day on May 4th, his piece called 780.559 is a 190 foot-long tablecloth containing the names of each resident of the country. All 780,559 of them. Associate Bertjan Pot engineered the project, developing a custom font called Font of the Loom
, which allowed the names to be woven on the fly. For more wefting action, check out the making of video
. 780.559 is now living in the Amsterdam Museum. Thanks to Co.Design
for the heads up.