We've been fascinated by clouds as a species ever since we could look upward, and we've been trying to control them almost as long. The Interactive Cloud Lamp, from Richard Clarkson Studio, makes that dream a reality, bringing the natural light show of storms in clouds safely indoors.
Richard Clarkson Studio is a Brooklyn-based art & design lab with a focus on the celestial. They've created pieces inspired by the Aurora Borealis, the constellations, and in 2016 developed the RGB Cloud, an art piece that went viral for bringing the look of a storm cloud indoors. That led to a refinement of the design leading to the Interactive Cloud Lamp.
At the core of this cloud is a set of RGB LED lights, wrapped in a PETG shell and hypoallergenic and flame retardant polyester fiber to give that sense of floating. It's beautiful just on its own, carefully sculpted to seem like it was plucked from the sky. When you turn it on, the LEDs are wired to motion and sound detectors that use a custom algorithm to create a unique lightning show, like you'd see from a thunderstorm in the distance. It even comes with a handy remote so you can turn down the lights and then start the show.
At 17 x 16 x 10 inches, the cloud can be floated in any room and can be powered from a standard outlet. Nor will you need any special hardware, as you can either hardwire it into a room with standard equipment or hang it from the ceiling, swag lamp style. Put it over a bed to drift off to, hang it in your living room as a conversation piece, or put it in your workspace to make it more your own. The Cloud Lamp is normally $690, yet right now it's 8% off, just $629.99.
Prices subject to change.
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