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Here's the Floating Cloud Speaker You Didn't Know You Needed

Weather, music and levitation. What could be bad?
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Making Weather combines Richard Clarkson's cloud with Crealev's floating (Photo: Crealev)

Making Weather combines Richard Clarkson's cloud with Crealev's floating (Photo: Crealev)

When they're not busy looking all sinister, clouds are ethereal things of beauty, ambling through the sky. In fact, designer Richard Clarkson was so taken with the grandiosity of their combined audiovisual elements that he set out to create a motion-triggered, music-activated speaker in the shape of a cloud. The plan was to just hang it from the ceiling and create a sense of (wait for it) atmosphere.

The interactive lamp and speaker realistically simulates a thundercloud (Photo: Crealev)

The interactive lamp and speaker realistically simulates a thundercloud (Photo: Crealev)

Then he met up with the Dutch levitation experts at Crealev and it was a match made in the heavens. In collaboration, they crafted Making Weather, a spectacular thundercloud speaker that floats an inch or two off its special magnetic base.

Sure, there are already floating speakers, along with floating cups, plants and other stuff. But unlike many other levitating things, this cloud just looks so natural. Especially with the realistically simulated lightning aspect.

Although we can't buy Making Weather yet, it'll supposedly soon be available as a commercial product. And when it is, we'll already have the perfect song picked out.