DRIFT, Franchise Freedom, Performed at Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, 2018 © Studio Drift


We re-connect humanity with nature through technology.


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Founded 2006, Amsterdam



DRIFT was established in 2006 by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, who attended the Design Academy Eindhoven together.

Their work explores the relationship between nature, technology and mankind through a process involving collaborations with scientists, university departments, research facilities, programmers and engineers. Studio Drift draws 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.

Their work has been exhibited at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Their work is also included in the permanent collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Installation view, DRIFT, Drifter, Amos Rex, Helsinki © Studio Drift, courtesy Amos Rex


DRIFT, Bicycle, 2018, rubber, polyurethane, steel, aluminum, lacquer paint, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyoxymethylene (POM), gel, stainless steel, polycarbonate, brass, magnet and glass fiber, sculpture: 20 cm × 79.3 cm × 33.5 cm (7-7/8" × 31-1/4" × 13-3/16") pedestal: 45 cm × 180 cm × 50 cm (17-11/16" × 70-7/8" × 19-11/16"), Edition of 5 + 4 APs © Studio Drift


DRIFT, Obsidian Mirror, 2016, synthetic obsidian, 32" × 17-1/2" (81.3 cm × 44.5 cm) © Studio Drift

DRIFT, Shylight © Studio Drift