Stuning Artworks and Exclusive Furniture By Studio DRIFT
Studio DRIFT was founded in 2007 by Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. Studio DRIFTmanifests the phenomena and hidden properties of nature with the use of technology in order to learn from the Earth’s underlying mechanisms and to re-establish our connection to it.
Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta
Flylight, PAD Paris
While birds are the ultimate symbol of freedom, in a flock, they move as one single entity creating mesmerizing patterns. This flock behavior is an example of ‘self-organization’, meaning that no single bird leads the flight. Amazingly enough, each individual senses the speed and direction of the group. Amazing artwork from Studio DRIFT.
This natural phenomenon formed a source of inspiration for Flylight, for which the flocking behavior was translated into agent-based software that was specially developed for this lighting design work. It consists of delicate glass tubes that light up in an unpredictable way, partially responsive to external stimuli. The pattern, in which the installation lights up, is not pre-programmed but rather has an interactive compound: just like a real flock of birds.
Flylight, Dior Paris Apartment (by Carpenters Workshop Gallery)
Flylight is a site-specific art installation that directly interacts with its surroundings. The light mimics the behavior of a flock of birds in flight, symbolizing the conflict between the safety of the group and the freedom of the individual.
Meadow is an upside-down landscape that is a kinetic sculpture consisting of mechanical flowers that open and close in poetic choreography. The installation suggests the impermanence of the ever-changing seasons and the sensational character of natural growth processes. Meadow is the result of the artist’s examination into how an inanimate object can mimic those changes that express character and emotions.
In response to this, the artists created a kinetic sculpture that reacts to the visitors as if they were the sun to a blooming flower. Underneath Meadow, integrated sensors translate the presence of the visitors into different ‘moods’. The robotic flowers blossom by mixing the light color and the color of the fabric that in itself has a color gradient. All flowers together create theluxury experience of a botanical creature that naturally engages the viewer in symbiosis.
With the Ghost collection, Studio DRIFT explores the boundaries of experimental hi-tech production possibilities to give shape to their ideas. In this regard, the collection is about the contrast of an endless free-floating airiness captured in a tightly limiting rigid form. The inner shapes were created using a unique 3D-technique to form subsurface drawings inside solid acrylic forms on a large scale, giving the works a dualistic, and illusionistic, character.
Each Ghost chair has a very sharp-edged, graphic silhouette. Yet when placed under a distinctive light, an internal shape in the transparent objects is revealed. An unexpected organic and elusive ghostlike figure appears, like frozen smoke. Studio DRIFT uses advanced technology and fine craftsmanship. Each artwork by Studio DRIFT attempts to make some kind of future prediction. It entails a struggle within the limits of what is considered possible, ultimately pushing back the boundaries each time.
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