The Obsidian Project & Dandelight - by Studio Drift

BDW produced the exhibitions "The Obsidian project" and "Dandelight" by Dutch Studio Drift, presented at the Belgrade Design Week 2014, with the support from the Creative Industries Fund / NL. Their philosophy is based on creating a dialogue between opposites: nature and technology, knowledge and intuition, science fiction and nature. Studio Drift creates projects that balance on the fine line between arts and design.

Studio Drift was founded in 2006 by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, both graduates of the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). They draw their inspiration from nature as a starting point, both in a formal and a philosophical way, while the creative process is fuelled by innovative techniques. Light is a key element in their work, but is always treated as an artistic ingredient rather than a functional tool to illuminate.

Ralph, Lonneke and their team create custom made installations for both private collectors as well as leading corporate art collections. Studio Drift has been awarded several times for their creations, including ‘Light of the Future’ from the German Council in 2008 for Fragile Future III. In 2010 their Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier won ‘The Moët Hennessy – Pavilion of Art and Design London Prize’ and was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In 2011 Fragile Future 3.5 won the 1st prize at the ZomerExpo, Gemeentemuseum The Hague. In 2012, Fragile Future III was awarded ‘Finest Light Sculpture’ of the Kortrijk Fair.