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 inflatable betty boo

Inflatable Art for Nicholas Byrne

katebarlow Inflatable Art

These pieces of inflatable art are updated designs by the artist Nicholas Byrne. We originally made a number of inflatables for him to feature at The Cultural Olympics in London 2012. So successful were they – and universally admired – that we subsequently made another giant inflatable ‘Betty Boo’ artpiece that went to the Glasgow International Art Festival last year. Now …

inflatable guardsman standing on roof

Giant Inflatable Guardsman

katebarlow Inflatable Characters, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

This giant cold air-filled giant inflatable guardsman was so big we couldn’t even stand him up in our workshop! He is over 8m tall and was made with a big plinth attached for him to stand on the client’s roof of their storage building on the North Circular Road in London. He is cold air-filled with a mains operated fan blower and …

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 …

giant inflatable bike in leeds

Giant inflatable Bike for the Tour de France 2014

katebarlow Sports Inflatables

We are often asked to make inflatables for major sporting events and we understand the impact they can have on large crowds of sports fans and spectators. When we were asked to create something for the Tour de France 2014, we set about designing and creating an inflatable that captured the spirit of the prestigious cycling race. The opening stage …

Inflatable tennis ball with sport relief logo

Sport Relief Giant Tennis Balls

katebarlow Sports Inflatables

We were delighted to be asked to help David Lloyd Leisure with their fundraising efforts as the Official Fitness Partner for Sport Relief 2014. They had a fun idea to create some giant tennis balls which would tour the UK, inviting the public to help roll the ball over a mile across each major city and make a donation. They certainly …

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 …