The designer Hiromichi Konno, named this lamp collection after the Japanese word for clouds, kumo. The clouds that constantly changes shapes, lighting intensity, and directions of the light, has inspired him to a series of shades with each its own cloud story. Kumo is a collection of lighting designed with clouds as a motif to convey the calmness when looking up at the sky. The Kumo collection consists of three lamps designed after the shapes of the sky; Nami-gumo, Natsu-gumo, and Wata-gumo.
The designer Hiromichi Konno, has studied product design in Japan and Sweden, and worked in London for several years. Later on he started “Hiromichi Konno Design Studio” in 2002 and is currently based in Tokyo. Konno has been participating in the various design projects worldwide. Today he continues to seek an ideal form of design for the future.
Wata-gumo has a warmth and floating feeling depicting how multiply clouds connect to each other. The motif of cumulus clouds that create upgoing winds and also a light that goes upwards.
Nami-Gumo has the motif of wavy clouds that gives a comfortable rhythm to the space. It is based of one of the most impressive cloud formation that can be seen.
Natsu-Gumo features a cross-shaped slit, which has a motif of a summer scene where the glow is emitted from the clouds.