November 2, 2014

Frank Gehry's Cloud Lamp

Frank Gehry's Cloud lamp is available in three sizes. The Cloud Lamp was designed by Frank Gehry for Belux in Germany. Frank Gehry's Cloud Lamp is a wonderful sculptural pendant light. The iconic Cloud Lamp was designed by the famous Californian architect Frank Gehry. Frank Gehry is a Pritzker award-winning architect who created the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The Cloud Lamp is the first serial produced lamp by Frank Gehry. The name alone, Cloud, evokes the poetic nature of these attractive modern lamps, which, according to Frank Gehry, should convey 'the feeling of freedom and eccentricity'. The Frank Gehry Cloud Lamps ship flat packed in a cardboard box, some assembly is required.

Each Cloud Lamp has a voluminous yet delicate paper-like shade, in the center of which is the invisible light source. Frank Gehry's Cloud lamp have an irregular sculptural shape, marked by countless folds, crimps, bulges and dents. The Cloud Lamps suggest a fleecy CLOUD and then again a large, soft snowball. Looked at more closely, the lampshade of the Cloud lamp consists of several interlinked cup-like elements. Each Cloud Lamp has an individual note in spite of all lamps having the same structure and the same predetermined shape. The idea is that the fold structure of the shade, which is shaped more or less by accident during production, can be changed by bulging it out or pressing it in. In doing so, Frank Gehry makes users into co-designers who can repeatedly change the shape of the lamp if they so wish. Frank Gehry's Cloud Lamps are made of flexible, tear-free, flame-resistant and aging resistant multiply refined polyester material. This material is easy to clean and therefore ideal for CLOUD.

Frank Gehry is well-known for his use of unusual materials in modern furniture and architecture. The Pritzker award-winning designer Frank Gehry is one of the most innovative and pioneering architects working today. His earlier work was characterized by his use of inexpensive materials such as chain link fencing, corrugated steel, and plywood. Over the recent years many of his works have featured eccentric or distorted shapes that have fragmented or sculptural characteristics. In 1987, Gehry designed the "Little Beaver" and "Grandpa Chair" for the series "Experimental Edges", which are today in the Vitra Edition of Vitra.