Monday, February 23, 2009

Cumulus

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Using everyday objects as design inspiration is nothing new, but rarely do we see it executed in such a poetic and gorgeous way as Steven Haulenbeek’s Cumulus Light Canopy made from simple white photographers’ translucent “shoot-through” umbrellas. The umbrellas, which can be arranged in various configurations and numbers, making the system fully scalable, creates a cloudlike form (hence the name ‘Cumulus’) while making the umbrella a playful light fixture rather than a shield from the dreary rain.

2 comments:

rauf said...

must be huge Claudia, yes i see the umbrellas that i use for my portraits

Claudia said...

I think I love the photograph more than the instalation itself. Seems like something out of the Twilight Zone.