Balloon Bench by h220430


Balloon Bench by h220430

This floating bench by Japanese studio h220430 appears to be held up by bunches of balloons at either end.

Balloon Bench by h220430

The aluminium Balloon Bench is suspended from anchor points in the ceiling, concealed by clusters of polyethylene balloons.

Balloon Bench by h220430

See also: Rubber Stool by h220430

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Here are some more details fromt he designers:

This is bench was visually inspired by the feeling of floating that the main character felt in the French movie, “Le Ballon Rouge”(1953).

In reality the bench is suspended from the ceiling by 4 anchors concealed by the balloon shapes. This creates the illusion of the bench being lifted by balloons.

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  • Wonder if it swings!

  • Looks nice, but would like to see someone sitting on that one.

    • Laggy

      Well it says it's anchored into the ceiling and the balloons just cover up the anchor points. So I'm sure it'd be just fine (kind of like an egg chair)

  • I really want this at Clerkenwell Design Week next year!! One to contact..

  • Nice to see old Mr. Fredricksen is keeping himself busy with furniture design :P

  • Tommy

    Design itself is quite impresive, but It's just art, no furniture anymore.