a mechanical luminary, cloud mast balances earth and air. The mast is crowned by a boom that supports a luminous canopy of clouds and a dangling fishing weight. As air currents shift, the clouds rise and fall like ships floating on gentle seas. The weight responds to each change, locked in a perpetual search for equilibrium. This natural rhythm creates an enthralling visual, and the comforting sense of lounging under a tree.
when illuminated, LEDs cast soft glow through the textile honeycomb shades. The suspension boom revolves around the mast, allowing light to move through a space with ease. As a floor supported luminary, cloud mast is ideal for temporary installations or within spaces where electrical wiring might disrupt the ceiling.
design by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen
although the spars’ dimensions are uniform across the three sizes, each commands greater floor space. The distance between counterweight and the far tips of the clouds stretches to match the enlarged cloud forms.
from above or below, cloud mast retains delicate, willowy grace. Each perspective brings a new sculptural element to the viewer’s attention, from the mysterious mass of clouds to the boom’s slender arc.
the spherical weight is visually captivating, displaying a simple purity of form. Originally used for fishing, the nickel-plated lead weight is a small token of the Pacific Northwest.
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