Charles Pétillon

Charles Pétillon

#200 Litofairhour

MACAU, CHINA

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the new Morpheus Hotel forms part of the City of Dreams development in Macau, China. The precinct is a showcase of innovative engineering and design in contemporary art and architecture. As part of the interior design for the wider development, French artist Charles Pétillon was curated to create a suspended art installation for a pedestrian thoroughfare within the development.

Known for his temporary works depicting clusters of white party balloons, Pétillon collaborated with UAP to translate this concept into a permanent floating art installation. Comprised of 11 unique balloon clusters, the artwork — titled 200 Litofairhour — appears to gently float within the 460m long atrium space. Hovering between multiple levels, Pétillon’s work creates a harmonious experience, inviting viewers to move around and discover the work from every angle, creating a powerful human scale and moments of contemplation.

Fabricated by UAP using elastic polyester with a dusty matte quality, each light-weight form is inflated internally and suspended via cables attached to the ceiling. The clusters create a dramatic internal space that emulate a cloud-like weightlessness and form, whilst expanding internal boundaries.

Image credit: Charles Pétillon

#Project summary

Creative

Charles Pétillon

Artwork Title

200 Litofairhour

Project

City of Dreams

Client

Melco Resorts & Entertainment

Year

2018

Location

Macau, China

Build

UAP

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