Fresh from announcing an upcoming Snarkitecture monograph, Phaidon has returned with Bubbletecture. The book showcases inflatable designs across the globe, documenting sculptures, art installations, architectural projects and furniture.
The design catalogue is curated and written about by the architect Sharon Francis, who highlights the enjoyment and playfulness experienced in inflatable design. Bubbletecture shines a light on how inflatable design has been used in everything from fashion to domesticated goods — as seen with children’s toys and an egg cup.
Notable mentions inside the hardback book include Ark Nova by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, a travelling inflatable concert hall erected after the 2011 tsunami in Japan, as well as Drift by Snarkitecture, a mountainous landscape constructed from inflatable grey tubes.
Get a first look at the book in the gallery above, and head to phaidon.com to purchase your copy.
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Some of the amazing inflatable strangeness in our cool new book Bubbletecture. From inflatable dresses and hats to buildings employing cutting-edge technologies, ingenious chairs, lights, bowls, and even egg cups, children’s toys and provocative art installations. Bubbletecture proves inflatable design is pretty irresistible. Phaidon.com/Bubbletecture