Spotlight Artist: Alberto Falcone, CBA
Home Country: Italy
In 1998 he took his CBA and in 1999 he won first place at BACI in Florence in the large sculpture competition.
Now, with his wife Paola, he manages two Balloon Express Shops in North Italy specializing in balloon deliveries and décor.
In 2000, while he played with some 260Q balloons, he found a new weaving technique to make garlands, hearts, stars etc. which is now famously known as the ‘Flacon Link’. Like “Cinderella” dreams came true, for Alberto a passion became his profession!
In 2001, Alberto through is passion for balloons wrote a theatrical monologue entitled “Gerard”, which tells of an old balloon seller that see his life and the world through balloons, colours, shapes, intrinsic values as joyful optimism.
To date Alberto’s greatest accolade is Designer of the Year, IBAC 2002, Chicago, Il, where he also won 1st place in the Large Sculpture competition.