Sadiq Khan inflatable

Inflatable Sadiq Khan balloon

Maeve Bradbury Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Inflatable Characters

Following hot on the heels of August’s wacky inflatable projects, September began with another funny one. We produced one of the quirkiest inflatables we’ve ever made. A giant helium-filled caricature of the Mayor of London, an inflatable Sadiq Khan! We don’t look at commissions for bespoke inflatables from a political point of view. We are only interested in whether it …

Inflatable heart over London

Inflatable Chubby Hearts for Anya Hindmarch

Maeve Bradbury Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Inflatable Art

It has been an exhausting but exciting few weeks! The world-famous designer Anya Hindmarch asked us to help bring her Chubby Hearts project to life across the Capital. Anya conceived Chubby Hearts over London as a declaration of love to the city. Her idea was to float giant inflatable hearts over landmarks, starting on Valentine’s Day throughout London Fashion Week. …

inflatable heart with starbucks logo

Inflatable Heart Balloons for London Pride Parade

Maeve Bradbury Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

August must be the month of love! We made a repeat order of inflatable hearts for our very good clients VHI in Dublin. Don’t they look great painted with the VHI logo? And then we made an inflatable heart each for Starbucks and Citi to use at the London Pride Parade. We were delighted to be creating inflatables to make …

Pink Floyd Pig on BBC One Show

Maeve Bradbury Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Theatre and Film Inflatables

Exciting News! We have been flying the Pink Floyd Pig ‘Algie’ again. Did you see us on the BBC One Show? Last year, we were asked to fly Algie from the roof of the Victoria & Albert Museum to promote the forthcoming exhibition of Pink Floyd at the V&A from May to October 2017 – see our August 2016 News . This time we …

Two New Blimps for Hampshire Tile Warehouse

Maeve Bradbury Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled)

March saw us make two more new blimps for our good friends at Hampshire Tile Warehouse. We have made the hulls in our supplier’s stock blue PU coated nylon blimp material and the fins in orange ripstop nylon – the same material that they make spinnakers from for sailing boats – just one of many colours available. And what’s more we don’t …

Nick Mason with inflatable pig at V&A

Pink Floyd Pig Flies Again

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Inflatable Characters

We got a call to ask if our giant inflatable Pink Floyd Pig could fly again. Of course, we said yes! We had made him to recreate the image designed for Pink Floyd’s album cover Animals. In 2011, the record company remastered the Animals album and several other Pink Floyd classics. And at that time we flew the Pig over Battersea Power Station. It made such an …

Giant suspended inflatable planets

From Inflatable Planets to Plumbers

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled)

Over the twenty years ABC Inflatables has been in business, we have often been asked if we can make inflatable planets. It should be relatively straight-forward to create inflatable spheres to represent the planets in our solar system. However, we have never been able to get our balloon material printed to a particularly high standard – until now. The vast improvement …

Inflatable hard hat above Quarrying show

Inflatable Hard Hat for Institute of Quarrying

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled)

Sometimes, what seems a relatively straight forward project can actually have underlying complications! The Institute of Quarrying asked us to create a giant helium filled inflatable hard hat to use at their big outdoor show, held at the Hillhead Quarry near Buxton. So far, so good. The custom inflatable itself was expertly executed by our design and build team and …