balloon bench + chair by h220430 studio appears to float in mid-air
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mar 10, 2014
balloon bench + chair by h220430 studio appears to float in mid-air


balloon bench by h220430 studio appears to float in mid-air
all images © ikunori yamamoto

 

 

 

visually influenced by the feeling of floating in the french movie, ‘le ballon rouge’ from 1953, the seating by japanese studio h22043 creates the magic illusion of being lifted in mid-air by balloons. to create the effect, the furniture piece is carefully suspended from the ceiling by four anchors concealed by the inflatable volumes. sold by gallery somewhere in tokyo, the bench is available in an aged upholstered red leather finish, which aims to reflect on the deterioration from the continuous occurring conflicts from around the world.

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the bench is suspended from the ceiling by four anchors concealed by the inflatable balloons

balloon bench by h220430 studio magically floats in mid-air

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