Studio DRIFT

Both graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn founded Studio DRIFT together with the vision of creating design that reacts to and questions human behavior in 2006. Nauta's expertise in crafts, materials and production techniques, and Gordijn's sense for shapes and strong concepts compliment one another. Their designs amalgamate nature and technology, ideology and reality. Their aim is to make original and passionate designs, using the best materials and the latest production technologies. Studio DRIFT’s work includes the Flylight, Fragile Future 3 (FF3), Shylight, Dandelight and the Ghost collection. Their most widely know work FF3 is made with real dandelion seeds that are attached to the light by hand, one by one. Since 2006 their work has been exhibited at leading museums and fairs worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum London, Salone del Mobile Milan, World Expo Shanghai, Design/ Miami, Boijmans van Beuningen museum, Design Week Tokyo, Design Act Moscow, Museum of Arts & Design New York and The Israel Museum. DRIFT has been awarded several times for their designs, including ‘Light of the Future’ from the German Design Council in 2008 for Fragile Future. In 2010 Nauta and Gordijn's Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier won ‘The Moet Hennessy - Pavillion of Art and Design London Prize’ and was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Most recently, Fragile Future 3.5 won the 1st prize (audience award) at the ZomerExpo, Gemeentemuseum The Hague. DRIFT’s Fragile Future series is developed in collaboration with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London and Paris. The GHOST collection is represented by Patrick Brillet Fine Art Gallery.