27 Nov 2012

Make it Rain

Category: Design, Technology

Nimbus D’Aspremont

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde amazes us with his creation of real clouds (indoors). The first time we saw one of his works, we said, “WOW” but then thought, “HOW?” These same responses seemed to come after seeing each new work. Smilde’s offspring comes on the heels of being named one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.”

Not only are Smilde’s clouds artistic, but clearly scientific. The intersection of these two areas is genius. Through carefully regulating the interior space’s humidity, temperature and light, Smilde has developed a new way to create Cumulus.

The fluffy white matter is summoned up temporarily using a fog machine, creating a surreal experience in a room. Smilde has created his clouds inside various locations, ranging from corridors and hallways, to bedrooms and common spaces.

Nimbus II

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