want to bring the outdoors in? this levitating, cloud-shaped ambient lamp can transform your living room into an atmospheric skyscape. brooklyn-based richard clarkson studio joined forces with magnetic levitation specialists crealev to create ‘floating cloud’, a light design feature for the home. clarkson’s hovering cloud speaker made waves on designboom last year, but after months of design research and user testing, found that the speaker system was not the right direction. the investigation led to the realization of a luminaire in a range of ambient lamp modes available in both white and colored versions.

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a range of ambient lamp modes are available in both white and colored versions

 

 

‘floating cloud’ magnetically levitates thanks to components embedded into both the base and the cloud, allowing it to hover approximately 2.75 inches (70mm) off its base. richard clarkson studio has designed the unit to permanently stay afloat, and can be charged while in the air. crealev’s specialization in levitation led to the full rotational movement and slight vertical bobbing of the cloud, which creates a realistic atmospheric experience. sound reactive LED lights flash to the beat of the music in four different styles.

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sound reactive LED lights flash to the beat of the music in four different styles

richard clarkson studio
‘floating cloud’ magnetically levitates thanks to components embedded into both the base and the cloud

richard clarkson studio
the unit can be charged while in the air

richard clarkson studio
the product creates a realistic atmospheric experience

richard clarkson studio
crealev’s specialization in levitation led to the full rotational movement and slight vertical bobbing of the cloud

richard clarkson studio
the unit hovers approximately 2.75 inches (70mm) off its base

richard clarkson studio
a hidden switch is located at the top of the cloud

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  • When they come out with something that actually changes shape and/or design based on the meteorological evidence at the time in an active, dynamic movement, I’ll wait for skynet lol.

    B Wellman says:

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