STUDIO DRIFT

FLYLIGHT

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Studio DRIFT is founded by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, both graduates of the Academy of Einhoven. The duo’s skills are complimentary; Nauta’s precise knowledge of craft,
materials and production techniques; Gordijn’s intuitive awareness of concept and composition. The resulting works are an intriguing amalgamation of fantasy and increasingly relevant reality. They question relationship between nature, technology and humankind.

Headed by co-founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta and located within the city centre of Amsterdam, Studio Drift comprises a permanent team of studio manager, production manager, engineers, technicians, production assistants and interns. In addition, there is a core of about 30 regular freelancers who are called in to help on specific projects. Two specialist installation teams are trained to handle the most delicate of the art pieces and to install them around the world. All the work is conceptualised, created and assembled within the studio, other than occasional collaborations on some bespoke components.

Studio DRIFT has and is continously collaborating with scientists, professors, University departments, research facilities and engineers to create truly innovative and ground-breaking projects – a testament to its cross-pollination between the technically advanced, the aesthetically beautiful and awareness of future potentials.

Studio DRIFT’s work includes the Dandelight, Flylight, Fragile Future, Shylight, Oillight and the Ghost Collection. Since 2006 their work has been exhibited at leading museums and fairs worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum London, Museum of Arts & Design New York, World Expo Shanghai, Design Miami, Design Miami/Basel, La Biennale di Venezia and Salone del Mobile in Milan.

DRIFT has been awarded several times for their work, including Light of the Future from the German Council in 2008 for Fragile Future. Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier has won The Moët Hennessy – Pavilion of Art and Design London Prize 2010 and has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London Most recently, Fragile Future won the 1st price at the Zomer Expo (Summer Exhibition) at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

“People find the time to look at art within a gallery setting, but the world is one big exhibition if you only care to look”.
Lonneke Gordijn

At Studio DRIFT, we are always looking to express in our work the miracles that already surround us in our nature. People are so focused on their busy digital worlds that they find very little time to look at the world as it actually is. So much of what mankind does is about mimicking nature or attempting to over-rule it. In our view, neither is possible.

The projects we produce at Studio DRIFT are created to establish a point of balance between information overload and human sensibility. Our goal is to create a dialogue between nature and technology, a perfect combination of knowledge and intuition, science fiction and nature, fantasy and interactivity.

People often have very emotional responses to our work, but the fact is that everything we put into our projects is already in the world around us. What we hope to do is encourage people to notice things that they no longer notice; to reach some kind of unconscious recognition that everyone instinctively feels and understands, yet have lost the time for. If people can understand what we aim to express eaven without an art background then we are successful in our goals.
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source: studiodrift

Made by: Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta
Materials: Glass, custom made fittings, halogen, software, electronics
“Flylight is based on the behaviour of birds flying – the happenings you see in the sky that you can look at for hours. In fact, those patterns are caused by the fact that no bird wants to be at the front of the group or to the side, so they are constantly challenging each other for best position. We programmed the DNA of that idea, and replicated it through technology. Flylight brings a lot of energy to a space because it is constantly changing, moving and surprising. At the same time, Flylight can be very soothing as well as the light passes the bulbs poetically.”
Lonneke Gordijn

FLYLIGHT is an interactive light installation composed of on average 200 glass tubes. The glass tubes light up and respond to a viewer.
Like schools of fish the birds fly as if they were a single entity, creating complex continually shifting patterns.
The behavior is an example of “self-organization” where no one bird leads the group. Rather each individual is reacting to the speed and direction of the few birds immediately surrounding it. Amazingly two birds never collide~

We converted this bird behaviour into a digital DNA and translated it into an understandable visualisations of light. The behavior of FLYLIGHT is not programmed to a repeated pattern. Time after time the birds have to choose their way within the borders of the installation.

The lightflock can see its environment through sensors that translate this information into a computer simulation, which drives the electronics therfore the lights.

The first design for FLYLIGHT was commissioned in 2007 and has been further developed into the current form, which was shown at Salone del Mobile 2011 Milan and La Biennale di Venezia in 2012.
We are currently working on customized FLYLIGHTs for private houses and public spaces.
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source: mademoiselleborges

Os holandeses Ralph Nauta e Lonneke Gordijn questionam em suas luminárias as relações entre tecnologia, natureza humana e valores emocionais. Lâmpadas que se iluminam apenas com a presença humana e parecem flutuar no espaço com gravidade quase zero. Essa é a proposta dos fundadores do Studio Drift, que aspiram, entre outros, a desenvolver um design atemporal, misturando conhecimento tecnológico, intuição e ficção científica como missão permamente a procura do equilíbrio entre a natureza e a Era da Comunicação.

A luminária Fragile Future III combina todas essas características num sistema elétrico complexo que se transforma numa escultura de luz. Nauta e Gordijn reagem à Era da revolução digital, desenvolvendo projetos que promovem a sensação de que a luz parece gravitar através de estruturas tridimensionais leves e dinâmicas. Esse projeto, que abriga as lâmpadas em casulos, propiciando uma iluminação suave e difusa, foi desenvolvido em colaboração com a Carpenters Workshop Gallery de Londres.

A dupla aprecia o conceito de instalações interativas de tal forma que, uma das suas criações, a luminária Flylight, composta por mais de 180 tubos de vidro, foi inspirada no comportamento de um bando de pássaros em rota de migraçãopara traduzi-lo em padrões de luminosidade ambiente por meio da tecnologia e interatividade.

O plano de vôo dentro do bando parece aleatório, mas como os designers pesquisaram, não é isso o que ocorre e cada membro tem uma função específica nessa viagem migratória. Baseado nesse conceito de interatividade a peça foi especialmente projetada para responder ao movimento de pessoas nos ambientes através da alteração gradual da luminosidade.
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source: saraviacontenidosblogspot

H oy en día la creación notable proviene de un equipo de diseño en los Países Bajos llamado Drift Studio , integrado por artistas Lonneke Gordijn y Nauta Ralph , que comenzaron a trabajar juntos en su primerFlylight en 2007. Drift Studio ha desarrollado el concepto de Flylight sobre la base de los patrones precisos, las formaciones y tendencias de comportamiento aparentemente al azar que se encuentran en una bandada de pájaros cuando vuelan juntos. Los patrones de vuelo dentro del rebaño parece arbitraria y juguetón, incluso, pero a medida que los diseñadores investigado, se enteraron de que que este no es el caso. Cada movimiento de un pájaro que hace es deliberada y con buena razón, ” las aves tienen que mantener una distancia segura entre sí mientras se mantiene a salvo de los posibles agresores, esto los hace volar juntos para formar manchas oscuras en su formación por lo que el atacante no puede identificar una ave. ” Por lo tanto, al mismo tiempo agradable a la vista, las formaciones de los rebaños son una defensa natural con el que proteger a las aves de sus depredadores. El objetivo del estudio era la deriva para traducir el comportamiento de un rebaño en los patrones de luz y demostrarlo en las instalaciones de luz de gran tamaño. El espectador tiene la intención de experimentar lo que se desea ver una bandada de pájaros desde que se reúnen.
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source: bestdesignonly

藝術家Lonneke Gordijn和Ralph Nauta Nauta於2007年在荷蘭組成設計團隊名叫“Studio Drift”, 一起創造卓越。工作室開發Flylight的概念,在鳥群中他們發現,鳥群比翼雙飛看似隨意的行為,但是很精確。經過設計師的研究,他們了解到每只鳥的舉動是蓄意而有充分理由的,“鳥群保持彼此的安全距離,從而可以防犯侵略者,這使得鳥群靠近在一起飛,以形成在天空中的黑群,所以攻擊者不能針對個別鳥攻擊”。因此鳥群編隊是以保護鳥類防禦天敵而型成的。 Studio Drift 工作室的目標是要用大型燈光裝置展示和表現鳥群行為。令人印象相當深刻是每一個Flylight燈光裝置的大小,(每個Flylight至少由180玻璃管組成),提供觀眾的無常態的感覺和美麗型態。設計團隊重新從鳥群的基礎上,採用“鳥群行為”開發了一個系統,並用數字化創建光的規則。用數字化的科技單獨控制每個發光管,通過傳感器他們能夠彼此互動,然後將這些信息反饋到燈光場景的電子計算機模擬。圖案不斷重演。隨著每一個新的模式,燈光都有自己的DNA和設置,通過傳感器有規則的發光。