Inflatable spheres decorate BBC studio

National Lottery Awards

katebarlow Theatre and Film Inflatables

In September 2013, the BBC broadcast the National Lottery Awards, an awards ceremony hosted by John Barrowman to celebrate the work of lottery-funded projects across the UK. With a performance from rock legend Rod Stewart and numerous celebrity guests, it was a fantastic star-studded glitzy event! ABC Inflatables was delighted to be asked to help make some inflatables for the …

Giant Inflatable Can At Exhibition Centre

Saints Flow Inflatable Can in Cologne

katebarlow Inflatable Characters, Promotional Inflatables

On the back of the huge success of our Saints Flow inflatable can at the Notting Hill Carnival, we were delighted to be approached again to make another one – this time to sit on the car park roof of a big exhibition centre in Cologne. It totally dominated the skyline and made a terrific impact on visitors to the …

Saints Flow Inflatable Cans at Notting Hill Carnival

katebarlow Inflatable Characters, Promotional Inflatables

We were very excited to be approached to make some huge inflatable drinks cans for the Notting Hill Carnival. Based on a drink called Saints Flow – a virtual reward from the Saints Row series of video games – this was a great project to work on which had its own interesting challenges! We always work closely with our clients …

Inflatable office floor plan

Giant Inflatable Signage

katebarlow Fun Inflatables

We take pride in being able to tackle any inflatable project that our clients dream up. Even so, giant inflatable signage was a new one for us! The client asked us to illustrate the floor plans of a prestigious London office space in an extremely imaginative way. Instead of using traditional signs, they wanted to create a series of printed …

Giant Inflatable Teapot for Yorkshire Tea

katebarlow Promotional Inflatables, Sports Inflatables

Is there anything more English than afternoon tea and cricket? They also happen to be two of our favourite things, so when Yorkshire Tea asked us to create a giant inflatable teapot for them to use in their new TV ad and their sponsorship campaign for the England Cricket team, we jumped at the chance. This fantastic custom inflatable certainly …

Two inflatable military men

Inflatable Soldiers for the Royal Navy

katebarlow Military Inflatables

There’s nothing quite like giant inflatable soldiers to attract attention, especially in a crowd! When the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines wanted our help with their recruitment campaign, we came up with the idea of creating these huge inflatable soldiers to really publicise their search for new recruits. Don’t they look impressive? You certainly couldn’t miss them! We produced …

Inflatable Michelin Man

Inflatable Michelin Men

katebarlow Inflatable Characters, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

Everyone loves the Michelin’s inflatable man! He is instantly recognisable, isn’t he? This giant inflatable is a great example of a well-known logo that has become loved the world over. He has a curvy shape which is perfect when it comes to turning Monsieur Michelin into an inflatable man! We made these two cold air filled Michelin men so they could …

Dome of inflatable spheres at Coachella

Dome of Ever Changing Light at Coachella Festival, California

katebarlow Inflatable Art, Inflatable Lights, Theatre and Film Inflatables

We love this spectacular glowing dome of inflatable spheres! Our client asked us to work with a team to design and install this stunning display for Coachella in April 2013. In case you don’t already know, Coachella is a world-famous music festival in California. Héctor Serrano, the award-winning Spanish product designer, conceived the project. We were thrilled that he asked us to …

Inflatable Playtime cloud at the Education show

Inflatable cloud over Education Show

katebarlow Exhibition Inflatables

We are often asked to make custom inflatables for exhibitions and events, which are a great way to draw attention to the client, especially if the design of the inflatable is eye-catching and a bit different! We made this huge inflatable cloud to float over our client’s exhibition stand at the 2013 Education Show held at the NEC. Isn’t it fun? …

Inflatable baby octopus riding in the back of a lorry

Inflatable Octopus for USDAW

katebarlow Fun Inflatables, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

This was a fun project – to build a giant inflatable octopus for USDAW! We have created parade inflatables for many of the unions before – including our friends at the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers – which they have used most successfully at their outdoor events. However, this time they wanted something a bit special for their float …