Design studio DRIFT was founded by Ralph Nauta (born 1978) and Lonneke Gordijn (1980), both graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. At Design Miami Basel and the exhibition Design High at Louise Blouin Foundation in London they presented their modular light object “Fragile Future”. “Fragile Future 3.4″ is an installation consistent of modules that combine an electronical system with LED lights and real dandelions. Fragile Future was awarded the price “Light of the Future” by the German Design Council in 2008. It also received the first prize in Dutch art competition “Artiparti” and the Young Talent Prize of “Stichting MS-Research”.
DRIFT designs products, projects and concepts for interior and public spaces. In this interview, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta talk about their piece Fragile Future, what they want to achieve with their projects, the role of nature and sustainability in their work, and their new project SHY Light.
Design High / Louise Blouin Foundation, London. June 24, 2009. Design High runs until August 30, 2009.