Marsyas was designed in collaboration with Artist Anish Kapoor for the 2002 Unilever commission at the Tate Modern in London.
Marsyas is a meticulously sculpted and engineered tensile fabric structure that spanned the entire 135m length of the Tate Modern turbine hall.
Marsyas was a ground breaking work in many respects and has set a precedent for highly creative and innovative engineered form.
Starting from a simple model made from a pair of tights, Tristan Simmonds developed concepts and innovative forms and developed new digital tools and structural alysis methods to push structural form and the capabilities of tensile fabric material to new limits.