100,000 Balloons Suspended Inside Covent Garden Market In London

Published 9 years ago

100,000 balloons are enough to make any kid pass out from excitement. They make up the biggest part of Charles Petillon’s project Heartbeat. The cloud-like structure has been assembled by attaching white balloons onto a frame, and installing lights. The enormous display piece is located at the Covent Garden market place in London.

Heartbeat is the first time French artist Charles Petillon did any of his work outside his country. “With ‘heartbeat’ I want to represent the market building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life,” Petillon said in an interview online. Balloons aren’t new to his art: the Invasion series has already invaded various buildings and a forest. Heartbeat, however, is a part of London Design Festival.

More info: charlespetillon.com | coventgardenlondonuk.com | londondesignfestival.com (h/t: designbooom)

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