Client: Private client
One of the very first projects we did in Studio Soufflé was an interesting commission for a Jellyfish Art Car for the Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada this summer. The brief was a little different to us because the client was interested in having a tensile structure. In the end we used tent poles instead of our normal method of using air to structure an object.
The challenge was to make the structure fit into a suitcase that can be carried on the airplane. It had to be under the baggage allowance and we managed to make it with 2 kilos to spare!
The tentacles were made out of colourful layers of material over ripstop nylon and kept their shape using boning that is normally used for corsetry. They packed down into the suitcase small enough and then popped back out into shape for the set-up.