smarin: mobile shadows
smarin: mobile shadows smarin: mobile shadows
jul 28, 2009

smarin: mobile shadows

organic shaped clouds image courtesy of smarin

these shadow mobiles by smarin, sway like clouds in the sky. they come in a range of sizes and are moved gently by the wind. made of pure linen voile or silks, their translucency allows light to filter through, casting shadows on the surrounding environment.

image courtesy of smarin

the translucency of the mobiles cast shadows on the surrounding space image courtesy of smarin

they can be used to frame windows catching silhouettes of the outdoors image courtesy of smarin

textured linen image courtesy of smarin

image courtesy of smarin

  • this is a very forced design concept . hardly usable. it hardly makes any sense tell me the exact use of the object . its not even a proper showcase.

    sonyug india says:
  • I was in a bad mood today before I came across these objects of beauty and whimsy. I think they are great—the kind of idea that I wish I had thought of. The livingstones that are shown are equally fabulous. If I could afford these I would buy them.

    Zipper USA says:
  • do all objects need to be usable in the tangible sense? I find the design very beautiful and tranquil and would love to have one in my house; the use of shadows and outer/inner lights would give it such a beautiful exposure to the room and the design itself! love it!

    June S.Korea says:

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