This 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.
Still, this whimsical design has a secret: those strings you see tying the seat to the red balloons above are actually tension cables tied into the ceiling above and making this otherwise-conceptual piece a concrete (or rather: cushioned aluminum) reality. Still, this suspension solution works with the illusion, rather than separate strands or half-hidden back or bottom supports.
Organic cotton swaddle blanket in Sweet Peach, Watercolor Peaches
The Red Balloon saw it on seventies childrens prog picture box when i was little(they knew how to educate us through telly in those days) poignant,beautiful touching,sad never forgot it seen it many times since always has an impact