W hotels designer of the future: tom foulsham at designmiami/ basel 2012
W hotels designer of the future: tom foulsham at designmiami/ basel 2012 W hotels designer of the future: tom foulsham at designmiami/ basel 2012
jun 15, 2012

W hotels designer of the future: tom foulsham at designmiami/ basel 2012

sequence of still shots demonstrating the inflation and deflation of the ‘balloon dress’

tom foulsham is one of this year’s W hotels designers of the future, a title which acknowledges three young emerging creatives working in different mediums, providing them the venue of design miami basel to present a newly commissioned work to the greater public.

the british designer developed ‘go-round’ for his presentation at this year’s fair. the interactive installation is an industrial device that balances on a single sharpened point – delicately grounded, nothing fixed. ‘go-round’ makes visible, the forces of energy which we typically do not see. different contraptions and everyday devices including hair dryers, fans, the simple act of exhaling and balloon dresses are to be used in order that individuals may propel themselves in a circle.

‘balloon dress’ image © designboom

PVC tubing has been arranged in such a way to create a vest-like garment whereby white balloons have been attached to the ends of each opening to create ‘balloon dress’.

up close look at the ‘balloon dress’ image © designboom

image © designboom

installation view of ‘go-round’ by tom foulsham at designmiami/ basel 2012 image © designboom

 hypoventilation go-round which shows how the balancing device moves through the simple act of exhaling video courtesy of tom foulsham

hannah balloon dress demonstration video courtesy of tom foulsham

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