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    • Diana Fakhouri

      Just your average reception desk, constructed of Jenga pieces and balloons! Awesome project at Dublin ad agency Boys and Girls to transform a "small and routine" reception area #office #desk #balloons

    • Regis Dudley

      reception area of the Dublin design agency Boys and Girls. The tabletop is carefully balanced with giant Jenga blocks and real helium balloons.

    • PJ Taylor

      This incredible desk was created by the Dublin ad agency Boys and Girls for their own entryway reception area. After a magazine described their office’s reception area as “small and routine,” Boys and Girls decided to design something a little more fitting for their creative agency, hence the idea for a balloon desk was born. After doing some serious scientific research, the agency teamed up with Twisted Image to start production this past February. Twisted Image created permanent hot air balloons (!!!) that would be strong enough to carry the weight of the desk. By using a rubber composite that would never degrade, they were able to fill the balloons with enough helium/hydrogen hybrid gas to float the desk indefinitely. The ribbons were reinforced with carbo-titanium, and an aerospace-grade titanium cleat was used to attach the strings to the desk. As if that half of the desk wasn’t cool enough, Boys and Girls constructed giant Jenga blocks to act as the other side of the desk. I’m pretty much ready to pack up and become their receptionist, but if you’d like to fight me for the job — or learn why you should — you can read more about the project here. --Design Sponge

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