Interiors designers frequently speak about bringing the indoors outside to expand the living space. This designer wants to bring the outside in.
Richard Clarkson has conceived Cloud, a computer-controlled lamp that creates an audio-visual sensation for the homeowner. When a hidden sensor detects the motion of people around it, the lamp flashes and booms in realistic thundercloud manner.
In addition to bringing the weather indoors — sans rain — users can stream music through the fiber-filled cloud via a Bluetooth-compatible device. And the lights are able to change colors and brightness to adjust to your mood.
The Cloud is not for the budget-conscious. It costs $3,360 for the tricked-out model, which has a wireless remote, color-changing lights, two speakers plus a subwoofer and the motion detection. An additional $240 will get you a satellite add-on that makes the visual aspects of Cloud more realistic.
A less expensive version goes for $960 but doesn’t include the bells and whistles.
Credit: Richard Clarkson Studio