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Thu 16.6.

‘Cloud Silver Rain’ lamp by Tadao Shimizu for Abovo (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Cloud Silver Rain' by Tadao Shimizu for Abovo; photo courtesy of Abovo

Summer is perhaps not the ideal time to concentrate on the season’s most unwelcome of guests – the clouds and the frequently accompanying rain – yet we couldn’t help but to feature this humorous, softly-glowing table lamp called ‘Cloud Silver Rain’ which we spotted earlier last month at the ‘Japan by Design’ exhibition at ICFF in New York.

'Cloud Silver Rain' by Tadao Shimizu for Abovo; photo courtesy of Abovo

Created by the Chiba City-born Tokyo-based designer Tadao Shimizu for the Japanese manufacturer Abovo, the lamp features a three-dimensional washi-paper cloud shade which is supported by rows of thin metal rods resembling falling rain. The light, which is also available in a ‘Gold Rain’ version, is part of the ‘Cloud’ series which also includes a number of pendant and floor lamps.

The 'Silver' and 'Golden' versions of the lamp by Tadao Shimizu for Abovo; photo courtesy of Abovo

to the Abovo website

 

to Tadao Shimizu’s website

 

to Architonic’s ICFF 2011 report