A dreamy student project with its head in the clouds
Have you ever flown over fields of clouds and wanted more than anything to float about in one? Cumulus is, above all, a satisfactory little taste of this deep childhood desire. Designed by Jordi Iranzo, Stefanie Rittler & Nadine Kesting, the tangible cloud was exhibited at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Germany.
The concept imitates our familiar, fluffy, sky-bound friends by stretching a light, flexible material over a metallic frame. Through the fabric, the world becomes a series of shadows and sounds become faint and muffled. Users are invited to climb up the rope ladder and take a breather, nestled in a moment of calm. An oculus at the top lets in light and fresh air, while also giving the visiting cloud-drifters an impeccable view of the sky.