This Floating Cloud Is A Speaker That Plays Music

Richard Clarkson Studio and Crealev present:  Making Weather , a levitating cloud project. The project is a collaboration between the two companies – merging the innovative levitation technology developed by Crealev with the form and function of the Cloud product of Richard Clarkson Studio.  Making Weather is the name of the collaboration effort to create a floating cloud. While the collaboration is ongoing the first prototype has recently been released; A mid-size cloud which floats above a reflective oval base. Embedded into both the base and the Cloud are magnetic components that allow the cloud to float 1-2 inches off the base. While the base itself must remain plugged in a rechargeable lithium ion battery powers the Cloud and enables a totally wireless and unobstructed levitation while in use. With full rotational movement and slight vertical bobbing of the cloud a more realistic atmospheric experience is possible. This floating cloud also has an inbuilt Bluetooth speaker and sound reactive LED lights. With the hopes that this will soon become available as a commercial product both companies will continue innovate with the exciting technology.

A Cloudlike Lamp You Can Reshape Yourself

Margje Teeuwen has collaborated with Erwin Zwiers to create Proplamp, a lamp made from a biodegradable non-woven material that you can “crush” to tailor-make your own design. “Since the beginning of her design career, Margje Teeuwen has been fascinated by the beauty of shapes that originate by crumbling paper for many years. They already resulted in a collection of lights 5 years ago. Her encounter with designer Erwin Zwiers, formed a new source of inspiration. Always experimenting with new materials, he came across a multifunctional non woven plastic, which was ideal for designing a light. So independent from oneanother, they were working on a similar light-object and instead of competing they decided to join forces. The result of their collaboration is a unique product. A lamp in the shape of a crumbled piece of paper, made of biodegradable nonwoven material. Each lamp is pre-shaped by Margje and Erwin, but the unique features of the material allow the lamp to be reshaped over and over again, by the new owner. It enables anyone to tailor the shape of “proplamp” to their wishes.”