Rachel James and Location Inflation

Location Inflation specialising in inflatable design and was formed in 1996 by Rachel James. Currently Rachel is artist in residence at St Luke's Community Centre, EC1V where she has been introducing members of the local community to inflatable sculpture. 

Rachel completed a BA (hons) in Fine Art at Cardiff University of Wales. After leaving college she was prompted to create inflatable work when faced with storage solutions for welded and forged sculptures.
As a consequence of her inflatable exploration came the development of Location Inflation and a colourful array of lively commissions for clients in varied professions. This includes design for theatre, window displays, commercials, costumes, educational projects and décor. These projects continue to push the boundaries of her skills and knowledge, with each commission presenting a different challenge.


Clients worked with

Our work ranges from set design to costumes, from children’s arts projects to department store window displays. Our experience and diversity enables us to provide the effect our clients desire.

Top Shop
Harvey Nichols
Somerset House
The Polka Theatre
Oily Cart Theatre Company
The National Youth Theatre

London Zoo
BBC Television
Grey World
Water Aid
Another Magazine
Ovation Productions
Public Image
Ingenius Events
An Lanntair Art Centre
Branson Coates Architects