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Rain Lamp by Richard Clarkson Studio
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Richard Clarkson Studio creates what they like to call “harmonious contradictions”, the idea that contrasting elements can come together under the right conditions to result in some spectacular outcomes. The first of these projects is the Rain Lamp, which brings water and electricity together to form a unique piece of lighting.

A large, clear globe is outfitted with a Micro-Peristaltic pump and an LED light bulb, with a pool of lighting chlorinated water at the bottom. The hidden pump circulates the water from the bottom to release drops around the bulb.

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As the water drops, the light changes and refracts as it hits the pool below and the glass globe magnifies and projects it onto the floor.

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Photos and video by Derrick Barreiro.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.