Paper Boats: Lighten Up!


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How cute are these? It’s hard not to admire them. Slovak designer Roman Ficek was inspired by the paper sailboats of our childhood while designing these candles. He used the basic, well-known origami formula in a new material which enabled it to serve functional as Floating Candle Sailboats.
size-plavajuca-sviecka-sailThey are available in seven pastel colors and they look even more aesthetic with their thin walls that lets the light to pass through them, highlighting their beauty. Reflections of the colored light on the water surface also enhances the effect. They have a burning time of 3,5 hours and are designed for calm water surfaces such as a water-filled bowl for decoration or simply a garden pool. How georgous they will look in a pool at nighs, right? I would definitely recommend them for weddings and events too.

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For more information you can Google Translate the original page http://www.dizajne.sk/produktovy-dizajn/design-sviecky-sail-boat.htm or check out http://www.candledesign.eu/en/floating-candles/floating-candle-sailboat.htm . You can purchase them from http://www.shop.candledesign.eu/?198,sailboat-balenie-6ks .

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“Balloon Bench” by Satoshi Itasaka

#balloon #bench #furniture #design #illusion #red #satoshiitasaka

“Balloon Bench”

After bicycles here comes the balloons! I guess there is still a child inside me:) Balloons make me happier whenever I see them so I thought I should share this immediately.

The designer, Satoshi Itasaka is a product and furniture designer. He operates under the studio name H220430 with his partner Takuto Usami.  As some of you may guess, he was inspired from the 1953 French movie Le Ballon Rouge. He wanted to give the feeling of floating just like the main character felt with his red balloon in the movie. That way, he created the “Balloon Bench”, the “Balloon Chair” and the “Balloon Lamp”.

#balloon #bench #furniture #design #red #redballoon #littleboy #satoshiitasaka

“Balloon Bench” with little boy

Illusion is what made these designs possible. Although the bench seems like it is floating on its own; in reality it is suspended from the ceiling by 4 anchors which are concealed wih balloon shapes. Nothing is as it seems.. He really accomplished to create that illusion and that’s what makes this design that dreamy and -wonderful.

#balloon #chair #furniture #design #child #dream #red

“Balloon Chair”

I can’t say that it is a functional or marketable design but still it is available for purchasing. If you want to make this dream real in your home then check out gallery SOMEWHERE in Tokyo, Japan.

 

#balloon #lamp #furniture #design #red

“Balloon Lamp”

 

#balloons #balloon #red #bench #furniture #design #balloonbundle

“Balloon Bench” detail