The suns rays coming through a cloud can be quite a beautiful sight – using far more mundane means, these fun cloud lamps manage to nonetheless catch the eye like passing puffs might in the sky.
Dominic Wilcox explains a little more about his work: “I had a bag of polystyrene balls under my desk for a year. I liked to look and feel of them, they seemed to have potential but I wasn’t sure what direction that potential could lead. One day I put a light bulb in the bag, it looked interesting. While experimenting with polystyrene balls and mixing them with different glues and resins I created some ball objects. I noticed that light passed through the balls in a similar way to light passing through a cloud. One of my experiments lead to a ceiling light called Nimbus.”
While it isn’t the only cloud light in town, there is something less literal and more whimsical about it than some of its creative counterparts like this Cloud Suspension Lamp shown below. Made by Circu, that lamp is made of an innovative squishy-soft material and has a light and sound system controlled by mobile app.
About designer Dominic Wilcox
Dominic Wilcox is a British designer who creates unique and innovative objects, drawings and installations. His work has been exhibited and published extensively worldwide.
“I spend most of my time attempting to reveal the hidden surprises which are embedded within the banal, everyday things that surround us.”
“I’m interested in certain areas of contemporary art, craft and design and my work moves between many different areas of creative expression. Some of my ideas develop from observations on human behaviour and I express them through the objects I create. I also experiment with materials to find surprises that can’t be found simply by thinking with a pen or computer.”