Studio Drift is an artists’ studio founded in 2006 by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn that explores the relationship between nature, technology, and mankind. The studio’s philosophy is based on creating a dialogue between opposites. Its work comes to life via ongoing collaboration with scientists, university research facilities, computer programmers, and engineers.
Studio Drift’s sculptures are site-specific art installations that react directly to human behavior but question it at the same time. Studio Drift proposes a distinct mix between hi-tech and poetic imagery.
Fragile Future III conveys emotion while simultaneously referencing the fact that light lies at the basis of all life. Fragile Future III is a modular work. It is created in the form of a limited edition collection and custom made installations are created on commission. It consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to light emitting dandelions. It was developed in collaboration with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery and won a Light of the Future award from the German Design Council in 2008.
The Fragile Future III Concrete Chandelier won the Moët Hennessy-PAD London Prize in 2010 and was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2011, Fragile Future III won the top prize at the summer exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague. Studio Drift’s work has been shown at many fairs and museums, including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Design Miami/Basel, Art Paris Art Fair, Dubai Design Week, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.