Ethereal Meets Surreal in Berndaut Smilde's Cloud Sculture



"THE LIFESPAN OF a typical Berndnaut Smilde sculpture is 10 seconds—just long enough to be photographed...His materials are little more than smoke and water vapor, and the results vary with the size and temperature of the location....Smilde makes perfect miniature clouds in a diverse array of indoor locations, from coal mines to cathedrals."

-  Wired Magazine 



Commission for Harpers Bazaar September issue 2013
In collaboration with Simon Procter
Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Alber Elbaz and Dolce & Gabbana.
photos: Simon Procter. 


Berndaut Smilde's website:


Wired article:


Dezeen article,

discussing his work:


Berndnaut Smilde