This is one very particular bench indeed. Designed by the very talented Japanese designer Satoshi Itasaka, the Balloon 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. We had the pleasure of seing this piece in Tokyo, Japan, with its creator. The illusion is perfect.
This piece is more art than furniture really, although it can hold a weight of 120kg (264 lbs). It is one of a kind.
Lead time for this piece is 3 months, shipped from Japan.
It is available in 3 different color combinations: All red, all white, or red and white.
Minimum requested ceiling height is 2.70m (8ft10)
Width:150cm - 59.1 in
Depth:40cm - 15.7 in
"h220430" was Established on April 30th, Heisei 22 (Heisei is the current era name in japan).
Their design activities focus on lighting and furniture, etc.
They want to design not just primary shape of the object but secondary communication deriving from the messages in the objet. They hope their work will produce communication and provide an opportunity for people to rethink and act against many difficult problems such as deterioration of global environment and continuous conflicts all over the world.
2011 Decoration International Media Award _ Annual Original Products Design Award
2013 A'Design Award / Baby,Kids and Children's Products Design Category / Silver Prize
2012 Mushroom Lamp / San Francisco MoMA
2010 DESIGNTIDE TOKYO TIDE Extension "h220430 - Opportunity"
2011 "SHUSHU OPENING EXHIBITION" in Munchen
2011 "SOME NEW WARES" Gallery SOMEWHERE in TOKYO
2011 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea
2012 B GALLERY EXHIBITION "Place of The Rising Sun" / Tokyo
2013 Any Tokyo Exhibition / Tokyo
2014 Ventura Lambrate in Milano Fuori Salone / Milano,Italy
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We offer real cheap delivery prices. We actually lower our margins to offer even cheaper prices on top of our special agreements with major international shipping companies. Your order will be delivered safely and quickly, where you want it in your home, not abandoned on the sidewalk.
We guarantee the utmost quality of what you buy from us. We provide a complete after sale service in case of any trouble. Keep in mind that we have physically seen and tested about 95% of what we're selling, and that wehave personally met each designer or producer.
Because almost everything we offer is made to order, we take into consideration every particular request you may have, so feel free to ask...