Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift are phenomenally talented! Looking back at their amazing Ghost Chair Collection (2007/2008) of futuristic plexiglass chairs created with laser technology, we were struck again by the originality of their vision.
Created using acrylic and air, Gordijn and Nauta have said the idea for the collection “is based on a classical philosophical question: do objects, just like people, possess an inner complexity that is hidden underneath a plain surface?”
Under a certain light the viewer sees hundreds of microscopic bubbles which were created using a unique 3D-technique to form drawings beneath the surface within the translucent acrylic of the chair frame.
The effect is astonishingly powerful.
Their light sculpture (which we first saw at Design Miami), Fragile Future III is made up of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to LED lights onto which real dandelions seeds are attached. The effect is dazzling with the ethereal shape of the dandelion seeds creating diffused points of lights on the grid-like structure.