My kids would undoubtedly explode if they saw this Balloon Bench! Inspired by of the 1953 French film Le Ballon Rouge, the bench was intended to put a smile on the face of anyone who interacted with it, much in the same way the movie but a smile on the designer’s face. Mission accomplished!
(In case you were wondering, the illusion is created by sculptural balloons that are actually mounted to a ceiling.)
It was a designed by Satoshi Itasaka of H220430. It’s an odd name for a design-duo, until you realize it stands for the date of their inception – Heisei 22 (2010) April, 30.