Studio Drift

Dandelight

Dandelight

Copyright Year: 2007
Manufacturer: Studio Drift

Dandelions can be found almost anywhere on the earth, from pristine meadows to industrialized area’s – they even flourish on the side of the most heavily trafficked highways. Most adults don’t pay special attention to these flowers; they are generally seen as weeds. However, dandelions are historically prized for their medicinal properties, and who takes the time to look closely will notice the inimitable aesthetic of its parachute ball. The Dandelight is as simple as it is beautiful.

Based on labor-intensive processes that symbolize the fragility of life, Dandelight is a statement against the throwaway culture. The sculpture is made of real dandelion seeds that are handpicked during the spring season in the Netherlands. These seeds are connected to the LEDs seed by seed and form a subtle and tasteful light. A little copper stem connects the LED to a battery, which is visibly integrated into the design and not hidden away as usual. Each piece is handmade and therefore different, but they are quite obtainable – as a delightful little night light reminding us of our ongoing evolution. A poetic composition that will add some character to your home setting.

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Studio Drift

Studio Drift

Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn (1980) and Ralph Nauta (1978) founded studio DRIFT in 2007. With a multidisciplinary team of 65, they work on experiential sculptures, installations and performances.

DRIFT manifests 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. With both depth and simplicity, DRIFT’s artworks illuminate parallels between man-made and natural structures through deconstructive, interactive, and innovative processes. The artists raise fundamental questions about what life is and explore a positive scenario for the future.

All individual artworks have the ability to transform spaces. The confined parameters of a museum or a gallery do not always do justice to a body of work, rather it often comes to its potential in the public sphere or through architecture. DRIFT brings people, space and nature on to the same frequency, uniting audiences with experiences that inspire a reconnection to our planet.

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