Richard Clarkson, who lead the studio behind the Floating Cloud Speaker project, has unveiled Globe, a handblown terrarium lamp designed for low maintenance varieties of plants and aquatic plants. Originally conceived as a terrarium for ferns, moss, succulents and aquatic fauna, the design team has quickly discovered exciting new possibilities and applications beyond plants.
The nearly invisible power cord used for each globe is made possible by utilizing micro-wire technology developed for wearable electronics. Combined with discrete but incredible strong stainless steel cable the Globe floats in the air, drawing the full focus to the elements inside the Globe.
At heart the Globe is a planter but it can also be used in a number of other ways; from protecting and displaying objects to diffusing and refracting light. For instance when filled with water the Globe acts as a spectacular lens – with the addition of a few drops of white or colored food dye it is possible to create some truly stunning light effects. In this way Globe is very much an evolving vessel of both matter and light.
all images and video courtesy of Richard Clarkson Studio