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”.
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.
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.