Robbie Furman, CBA has been working with balloons for almost 30 years. His original designs and techniques have become the mainstay of many balloon decorators & artists all around the world.
As a small boy, Robbie saw his first twisted balloon at a birthday party & told his mother he wanted to make Balloons when he grew up.
His mother quickly replied…”Yes Dear, I’ll remind you…now go play”
Well his mother forgot to remind him, but years later while working in a used bookstore Robbie found a copy of Balloon Magic by Marvin Hardy & as they say the rest is history.
With this new love & knowledge of balloons, Robbie started volunteering at various non-profits events, & after several years, had a calling to become a full-time volunteer. He dedicated a year & a half of his life to missionary work in San Diego & also served in the Domestic Peace Corps. During that time he used his balloons to put smiles on many people’s faces.
As a result of these experiences, he had a chance to try new things with his balloons & venture into the Deco-twisting world full time. Robbie was based in the Northern New Jersey area, where his unique style had allowed him to decorate for thousands of events over the years. His balloons have been seen on ABC's All My Children, One Life to Live, Live with Regis and Kelly, Ugly Betty and Good Morning America.
Over the past several years Robbie has been teaching his deco-twisting style to thousands of students around the world & has taught on almost every continent. Robbie’s passion & desire is to share his balloon knowledge & enthusiasm with those around the world.
In 2012 Robbie was awarded the Golden Light Award in honor of Linda Bruce. And in 2013 Robbie was awarded the David Grist Memorial Award (Gristy) for Inspiration, Innovation, Friendship and Joy.
World Balloon Convention – 2010, 2012
Twist and Shout Décor Days – 2008
Twist and Shout – 2013, 2014
Float – 2008
Qualatex event – Mexico 2008, 2012
BACI – Italy 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Sunny Twist – France 2011
Diamond Jam – Las Vegas 2008, 2009
Balloon Camp – Las Vegas 2009
Millennium Jam – Belgium 2010
Qualatex Event – Israel 2011
T-Jam on the Road (USA) 40 City Tour – 2010
I-Jam on the Road (Italy) 15 City Tour – 2011, 2012
Robbie’s Deco Twisting Tour – Mexico 2012
Bapia UK/Ireland Tour – 2013
JBAN – 2011
Qualatex Event – Colombia 2011
Qualatex Event – England 2011
Super Jam – Florida 2011, 2012
Qualatex Event – Puerto Rico 2013
Cenario Baloe Convention – Brazil 2013
Golden Light Award in memory of Linda Bruce – 2012
Gristy Award in Memory of David Grist – 2013
1st Place-Twist & Shout 2011 – Stage Performance
1st Place-Ballooniversity 2007 – TwistFest
1st Place T-Jam on the Road-2007 – 7 minute contest
1st Place Balloon-Camp 2008 – Small Round Sculpture
2nd Place Twist & Shout 2011 – Large Sculpture
2nd Place Twist & Shout 2012 – Large Sculpture
2nd Place BACI 2011 – Column competition
2nd Place BACI 2013 – Large Sculpture competition
2nd Place Balloon Camp 2008 – Buffet Centerpiece
2nd Place Sunny Twist 2010 – 4 hour competition
3rd Place Balloon Camp 2008 – Non Round
3rd Place Balloon Camp 2008 – Table Centerpiece
3rd Place Diamond Jam 2008 -– Stage
3rd Place Twist and Shout 2008 – Stage
Twisticology I – Floor Pieces
Twisticology II – Table Centerpieces
Twisticology III – Floating Centerpieces
Twisticology IV – Encyclopedia of Lootles
Twisticology V – Deliverables
Twisticology VI – Crossovers
Twisticology VII – Automoobile