This is not just another run-of-the-mill lighting fixture. Designed by Richard Clarkson, Cloud is an Arduino-controlled, motion-triggered lightning and thunder performance unit. Moreover, the Cloud is also a music-activated visualizer and a suspended speaker unit. The Cloud can be used either as an inviting light fixture or as a speaker unit with visual feedback. The nightlight/speaker combination unit presents a new spin on the form and functionality of a nightlight.
Richard Clarkson says that the recent advances in physical computing and interaction design hardware have resulted in a new class of smart objects that are achieving more traction in the design world. The Cloud was created with aim to capture the core of such designing.