“Illusion is the main ingredient in the brilliant ”Balloon Bench”, a sculpture created by Japanese designer Satoshi Itasaka from h220430 studio.

The Balloon Bench appears to be suspended in mid air, held up by two bunches of red balloons, yet the reality is Itasaka suspended his creation from the ceiling by 4 anchors concealed by the shapes of the balloon bundles.  ”Smoke and mirrors” is the famous saying among movie makers… things are not always what they seem.   Itasaka successfully creates the illusion that a substantial bench is lifted by only a few delicate balloons.

“This bench was visually inspired by the feeling of floating that the main character felt in the French movie, Le Ballon Rouge”.

via yatzer