Illuminated Inflatable Sculptures Populate Whimsical Wonderlands by ENESS



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March 31, 2022

Grace Ebert

All photos © ENESS, shared with permission

Giant striped characters, the world’s first inflatable fountain, and a mass of towering arches occupy the otherworldly installations designed by ENESS. The Melbourne-based studio creates immersive worlds of whimsical creatures and puffy, illuminated structures that spring from the ground. Often paired with upbeat soundscapes and interactive elements like squirting water and digital eyeballs, the air-filled sculptures are arranged as wonderlands of light and color that at night, bathe the viewer in a kaleidoscopic glow of LED bulbs.

ENESS’s “Cupid’s Koi Garden” (shown below) is on view from April 12 to August 21 alongside 14 artists as part of Pop Air, a collaborative exhibition between La Villette and Balloon Museum, that occupies more than 5,000-square-meters of the Grande Halle in Paris. Follow where the studio’s radiant inflatables are traveling next on Instagram.

“Airship Orchestra.” Photo by Sam Roberts

“Airship Orchestra.” Photo by Diana Snape

“Airship Orchestra.” Photo by Diana Snape

“Cupid’s Koi Garden.” Photo by Ben Weinstein

“Cupid’s Koi Garden.” Photo by Ben Weinstein

“Sky Castle.” Photo by Zu Rui

“Sky Castle.” Photo by Gavin Jowitt

“Sky Castle.” Photo by Gavin Jowitt

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