Have you ever wanted to take the Bilbao Guggenheim home with you? I have. Although this doesn’t resemble the Guggenheim it does have the whimsy (did I actually just say “whimsy”?) that Frank Gehry adds to all his designs.
“Renowned for buildings that boast monumental volumes dressed in shimmering skins, Frank Gehry recently turned his inventive eye to packing paper cups. Stapling them together, the architect discovered he had the inspiration for a light fixture—the Cloud Lamp. To transform the shade from a found-object construct to a prototype for mass production, Gehry developed a “skin” made of polyester that feels and looks like fiber and is flexible, tear-resistant, easy to clean and fire-retardant. The result is a whimsical puff of a shade exclusive to Design Within Reach. What one can’t do with his buildings one is able do here: the Cloud Lamp can morph in the user’s hands, becoming a very round cumulus or a flatter stratus shape. Each sheet of the Cloud Lamp buttons to its neighbors with a simple snap and is available in three different volumes based on groups of 5 (#30 small), 7 (#32 medium) or 10 panels (#34 large). A transparent polycarbonate ring is inserted into each lampshade from which hangs a single lightbulb. Bulb (not included): Incandescent 100W/120V/E26/A19-2pk. Made in Germany.”
Made by Belux for Vitra.
Note: 3 lamps shown in image.
Tags: Frank Gehry