Inflatable / February 1, 2019 / Laetitia Beauchesne
Inflatables came very much into the public eye as architectural and domestic object when synthetic material became commonplace. Iconic structures like the US Pavillion on the 1970 Osaka Expo by Davis and Brody and Victor Lundys travelling pavillion for that Atomic Energy Commission popularized the idea that inflatables can be a way to build large structures with very extendend interior spans without pillars. These nice hopes for inflatable structures would later be dashed by the many practical difficulties faced by inflatable buildings such as climatization safety sensitivity to wind and fire proofing that currently restrict their use to very particular circumstances.
Inflatables are basically commercial signages that are filled with air. It can assume any imaginable shape-from a simple circular ball to a giant robot. Hot air balloons can also be categorized under inflatables advertising. Inflatable costumes and inflatable balloons are some of the most popular forms of inflatables. Inflatable costumes are walking inflatables that interact with audiences. This type of inflatable is mostly loved by people especially by kids. It is an effective way of making your brand closely visible to your target market and it also builds a certain personal connection with them making it memorable and not easily forgotten.
If youve owned one of the older cheaper style inflatable boats you know you also have to invest in repair patches or a roll of duct tape. New high quality inflatable kayaks are changing peoples impressions of inflatable boats. New inflatable crafts are made from puncture and abrasion resistant rubber often reinforced with polyester fabric. This is much stronger than the PVC material used for most cheap inflatable boats. Under normal circumstances it is quite unlikely that you would puncture these new rubber materials. Even if you did most inflatable kayaks have at least three separate air chambers.