La Bolleur, the Dutch design collective behind the fantastic mini-golf installations we've seen around Milan and Eindhoven, just sent us their latest project, a series of monstrous balloon animals for the Eindhoven city-center, scaled up so much that they were "hardly manageable."
Maybe a nod to Jeff Koons' iconic balloon sculptures, these pieces are almost the opposite: soft and dynamic, made from giant fabric tubes actually inflated and twisted into shape by the La Bolleur Team. According to them, "making it happen turned out to be as much fun as the end result." Seeing their pictures, where they are surrounded by massive, air-filled tubes, makes us feel ecstatic (and just slightly jealous).
La Bolleur—once a restaurant, often a golf course, and now proclaiming itself as a brand— will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary during the upcoming Dutch Design Week. You're invited to visit their celebratory exhibit from October 23rd through 31st, dotted with a live jazz opening, a ping pong club, and more. Because it isn't on the website yet, the invitation is enclosed below.