Studio Drift, Franchise Freedom, Performed at Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, 2018 © Studio Drift Studio Drift DetailsFounded in 2006Connectstudiodrift.firstname.lastname@example.org Studio 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. Studio 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 Studio Drift, Obsidian Mirror, 2016, synthetic obsidian, 32" × 17-1/2" (81.3 cm × 44.5 cm) © Studio Drift Journal View All Artist Projects Studio Drift Performs "Franchise Freedom" to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo II Jul 17, 2019 Museum Exhibitions Studio Drift at Amos Rex, Helsinki in Spring 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Artist Projects Studio Drift's "Franchise Freedom" at Burning Man 2018 Oct 26, 2018 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Studio DriftOne-Artist Exhibitions Studio Drift One-Artist Exhibitions Lonneke GordijnBorn 1980, Alkmaar, Netherlands1999–2005 Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Wellbeing2004 Studio Tord Boontje, LondonRalph NautaBorn 1978, Swindon, United Kingdom1999–2005 Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Leisure2004 interned at FAT Architecture, London2019Studio Drift, Amos Rex, Helsinki, March 6–May 19, 2019.Studio Drift: Meadow, Newfields, Indianapolis, February 22, 2019–February 23, 2020.2018Studio Drift: Coded Nature, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April 25–August 26, 2018. Studio DriftGroup Exhibitions Studio Drift Group Exhibitions 2019Dysfunctional. Organized by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’d’Oro, Venice, May 8–November 24, 2019.2016Da Vinci Codex, Culture Station Seoul 284, December 23, 2016–April 16, 2017.Dreaming Out Loud—Designing for Tomorrow’s Demands, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, August 26, 2016–January 1, 2017.2015Berlage, Godfather of Dutch Design, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, November 22, 2015–May 15, 2016.New York Inaugural Show, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, November 5–30, 2015.Art Months, Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam, November 3–30, 2015.DDW: THING NOTHING, Van Abbemuseum and Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, October 17–November 15, 2015.Vormgevers ontmoeten Van Gogh, Het Noordbrabants Museum, s-Hertogenbosch, October 3, 2015–January 10, 2016.Pavilion de lesprit nouveau 2.0, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, September 22–November 8, 2015.Plants out of Place, London, September 18–22, 2015.Masterpiece London, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, June 25–July 1, 2015.Design Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Basel, June 16–21, 2015.Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Palazzo Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Venice, May 9–November 22, 2015.Hands off, San Francisco Museum for Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, May 9–September 13, 2015.World Expo Milan, World Expo, Milan, May 1–October 31, 2015.Design Beijing, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Beijing, April 30–May 3, 2015.What is Luxury, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, April 25–September 27, 2015.Salone del Mobile, Milan, April 14–19, 2015.Design Show Shanghai, Shanghai, March 27–30, 2015.Design Dubai Days, Dubai, March 16–20, 2015.Open World, De Kazerne, Eindhoven, Netherlands, February 20–June 12, 2015.Art Geneve, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Geneva, January 29–February 1, 2015.2014Lightopia, Design Museum Gent, Belgium, November 15, 2014–March 15, 2015.Tokyo Design Week, October 25–November 3, 2014.Dining Room, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, October 13–December 19, 2014.Belgrade Design Week, Serbia, October 7–12, 2014.Open Mind, De Kazerne, Eindhoven, October 1, 2014–February 12, 2015.Made by Brazilians, Cidade Matarazzo Hospital, Sao Paulo, September 6–October 10, 2014.Arsenale, Venice, June 7–November 23, 2014.Organic, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, May 24–August 23, 2014.Wallpaper - Handmade, New York, May 16–31, 2014.Useful+Beautiful, Geffrye Museum, London, April 29–August 25, 2014.Wallpaper - Handmade, Milan, April 8–12, 2014.Design Days Dubai, Dubai, March 17–21, 2014.2013Wit, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, December 26, 2013–January 5, 2014.DesignMiami/2013, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, December 2–8, 2013.Abu Dhabi Art fair, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Abu Dhabi, November 20–23, 2013.The Salon: Art + Design, New York, November 14–18, 2013.Pavilion of Art + Design (PAD), London, October 16–20, 2013.Subversive Design, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton, October 12, 2013–March 9, 2014.Lightopia, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, September 28, 2013–March 9, 2014.Masterpiece, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, June 27–July 3, 2013.Salone del Mobile, Milan, April 12–17, 2013.Pavillon of Art + Design (PAD), Paris, March 27–April 1, 2013.Ja Natuurlijk, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, March 16–August 25, 2013.Flower Salon, Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands, March 14–June 16, 2013.201226e Finest light sculpture / Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium.DesignMiami/2012, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, December 4–9, 2012.Space Oddity, Grand Hornu, Boussu, Belgium, November 18, 2012–March 10, 2013.The Salon: Art + Design, New York, November 8–12, 2012.Biennale des Antiquaires, Grand Palais, Paris, September 14–23, 2012.A Better World, 13th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, August 27–November 25, 2012.Masterpiece, London, June 28–July 4, 2012.Art and Design for all, The Victoria & Albert Museum, showing in KAH, Bonn, Germany, June 15–September 16, 2012.Design Miami/ Basel, Basel, June 11–17, 2012.Luminale, Frankfurt am Main, April 15–20, 2012.Design Days Dubai, Dubai, March 18–21, 2012.Featured Designers at OBJECT, Rotterdam, February 9–12, 2012.2011Curious Minds, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, December 16, 2011–April 14, 2012.Design Miami/Basel, Miami, November 30–December 4, 2011.Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD), New York, November 10–14, 2011.Nieuwe Energie, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, October 29, 2011–February 26, 2012.SuperDesign, London, October 13–17, 2011.Liberation of Light, Beijing Design Week, Beijing, September 25–October 3, 2011.ZomerExpo, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, July 9–August 21, 2011.Design Miami/Basel, Basel, June 14–18, 2011.FOO-Flight of Objects, Milan, April 12–17, 2011.Everyday Dutch, Selfridges, London, February 24–March 27, 2011.2010Design Miami/2010, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, December 1–5, 2010.Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands, October 23–31, 2010.Make Me, MOSS gallery, New York, September 15–November 14, 2010.Luminous Times, Vitra Design Museum, Domaine de Boisbuchet park, Lessac, France, June 13–September 2010.Better City, Better Life, World Expo Shanghai, May 1–October 31, 2010.Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, April 27–October 24, 2010.Pavilion of Art + Design (PAD), Jardins des Tuileries, Paris, March 24–28, 2010.Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy, January 29–31, 2010.2009Eat Drink Design, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009.Gallery Karena Schuessler, Berlin, 2009.Glow Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009.Maison et Objet, Paris, 2009.Responsive, Material Sense, CeBit fair, Hannover, Germany, 2009.Surface Schnittstelle Kunst / Design, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund/Heimatdesign, Cologne, 2009.In Praise of Shadows, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 17–29, 2009.Design Act Moscow, Moscow, August 27–30, 2009.Design High, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, June 25–August 30, 2009.Design Miami/Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Basel, June 9–13, 2009.Salone del Mobile, Milan, April 22–27, 2009.Object, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam, April 2–August 2, 2009.Pavillion of Art + Design, Jardins des Tuileries, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, April 1–5, 2009.Diseño holandés. En la calle como en casa. Binnen/Buiten, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, Spain, February 19–May 3, 2009.2008Light+Building 2008, Lights of the future, German Design Council, Frankfurt am Main, 2008.Tokyo Design week, Design Tide, Tokyo, October 30–November 3, 2008.New Dutch Design, Mars Centre of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, October 1–12, 2008.Material Sense, IF, Hannover, Germany, April 21–24, 2008.GHOST Collection, Salone del Mobile, Milan, April 16–21, 2008.Family of Form, Designhuis Eindhoven, Netherlands, January 13–March 23, 2008.2007Art Rotterdam, Mart House Gallery, Rotterdam, 2007.Bright + Light, European Parliament, Brussels, 2007.Exploring new Identities, Art Partner, Post CS-Gebouw W139, Amsterdam, 2007.Mode Biënnale Arnhem, Netherlands, 2007.NAT, Design Week Eindhoven, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2007.Via Milano, Woonbeurs Amsterdam, 2007.Becoming Dutch/Eindhoven Caucus, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, November 9–December 7, 2007.No Windmills, Cheese or Tulips, 100% Design Tokyo, October 31–November 4, 2007.Salone del Mobile, Milan, April 18–23, 2007.2006Fleurs et Lumières, Biennale Internationale Design, Saint Étienne, France, 2007.White bright and delighting home, Mart House, Amsterdam, 2007.Post Mortem, Salone del Mobile, Milan, April 18–23, 2007.2005Graduation 2005, Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2005. Studio DriftPublic Collections Studio Drift Public Collections Louis Vuitton collection, ChinaLouis Vuitton collection, Hong KongLouis Vuitton collection, JapanRijksmuseum AmsterdamSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtStedelijk Museum AmsterdamVictoria and Albert Museum, London Studio DriftPeriodicals Studio Drift Periodicals 2019Brown, Kate. “Two Years After Studio Drift’s Floating Monolith Dazzled the Armory Show, It’s Back and It’s Bigger Than Ever” (Amos Rex exhibition review). Artnet News, 8 March 2019. https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/finland-studio-drift-1481722Burman, Sujata. “Watch Studio Drift Swarm NASA Apollo II 50th Anniversary with Drone Installation.” Wallpaper*, 17 July 2019. https://www.wallpaper.com/design/studio-drift-50th-anniversary-of-apollo-11“Celebrate Art Month With Landmark’s Nature in Motion Exhibition.” Hong Kong Tatler, 26 March 2019. https://hk.asiatatler.com/style/celebrate-art-month-with-landmarks-nature-in-motion-exhibitionEstiler, Keith. “Studio Drift Suspends Giant Concrete Sculpture at Helsinki Exhibition” (exhibition review). Hypebeast, 18 March 2019. https://hypebeast.com/2019/3/studio-drift-elemental-amos-rex-exhibitionLi, Charmaine. “Studio Drift: Splicing Nature and Technology.” A/D/O, 13 June 2019. https://a-d-o.com/journal/studio-drift-interviewMadsen, Deane. “How the Design World Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Launch.” Architectural Digest, 17 July 2019. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/how-the-design-world-celebrated-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-apollo-11-moon-launchMehra, Pallavi. “Helsinki has a new subterranean museum and it’s as surreal as the city landscapes.” Architectural Digest, 14 February 2019. https://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/helsinki-amos-rex-subterranean-museum/#s-custamos-rex-museum-helsinki-photographer-tuomas-uusheimoSayej, Nadja. “At Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s Biennale Exhibition, Contemporary Design Shimmers Alongside Venetian Art History” (exhibition review). Architectural Digest, 8 May 2019. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/at-carpenters-workshop-gallerys-biennale-exhibition-contemporary-design-shimmers-alongside-venetian-art-historyStudio Drift. “Three Artists and Designers Tell Us What Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s ‘DYSFUNCTIONAL’ Exhibition Means to Them” (Ca'd'Oro exhibition review). Artnet News, 17 May 2019. https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/carpenters-workshop-dysfuncational-1546327Waddoups, Ryan. “Studio Drift Illuminates Our Memory of Apollo 11.” Surface, 16 July 2019. https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/apollo-11-anniversary-studio-drift/2018Azzarello, Nina. “Stedelijk Museum to Present Solo Show Dedicated to Studio Drift's Transdisciplinary Work.” Designboom, 20 March 2018. https://www.designboom.com/art/stedelijk-museum-studio-drift-exhibition-amsterdam-03-20-2018/Bogojev, Sasha. “Studio Drift’s Solo Exhibition ‘Coded Nature’ Floats a Concrete Monolith Above Museum Visitors” (Stedelijk Museum exhibition review). Colossal, 25 June 2018. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/studio-drifts-solo-exhibition-coded-nature/Choy, Yoko. "Drones flock, concrete hovers and lamps bloom as Studio Drift reimagines science and nature" (Stedelijk Museum exhibition preview). Wallpaper*, 24 April 2018. https://www.wallpaper.com/design/studio-drift-stedelijk-museum-solo-exhibitionGerlis, Melanie. “Can the Art Market Thrive in a Sharing Economy?” The Art Newspaper, 13 June 2018. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/can-the-art-market-thrive-in-a-sharing-economyGordjin, Lonneke. “‘We Haven’t Even Scratched the Surface:’ Design Duo Studio Drift on Breaking Boundaries in Art and Technology” (Stedelijk Museum exhibition review). Interview with Eileen Kinsella. Artnet News, 18 June 2018. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/studio-drift-inspiration-collaboration-1303496Marchese, Kieron. “Studio Drift Installs Hanging Bouquet of Robotic Flowers that Blossom When You are Near.” Designboom, 22 October 2018. https://www.designboom.com/technology/studio-drift-meadow-dutch-design-week-10-22-2018/Nauta, Ralph and Lonneke Gordijn. “Studio Drift Isn’t Afraid to Ask Really Big Questions.” Interview with Margot Van Der Krogt. Surface Magazine, 2 April 2018. https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/studio-drift-studio-visit-amsterdam/Rea, Naomi. “After Dazzling Miami Beach and Amsterdam, Studio Drift’s Amazing Luminous Drone Swarm Will Take Flight Over Burning Man.” Artnet News, 13 August 2018. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/studio-drift-burning-man-drones-1332377“Review: Studio Drift’s Coded Nature Exhibition” (Stedelijk Museum exhibition review). The Design Writer, 29 June 2018. http://thedesignwriter.com.au/review-studio-drift/“Swarm of Drones Illuminates the Night Sky” (Stedelijk Museum exhibition review). CNN, 17 September 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/studio-drift-franchise-freedom-smart-creativity/index.htmlTrinidad, Angel. “Studio Drift Hopes to Inspire ‘A Positive Version of the Future’ with First Major Retrospective” (Stedelijk Museum exhibition review). Dezeen, 19 June 2018. https://www.dezeen.com/2018/06/19/studio-drift-retrospective-exhibition-coded-nature-stedelijk-museum-amsterdam/“Video: 300 Drones to Light Up the IJ in Amsterdam in Franchise Freedom.” Dutch News, 10 August 2018. https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08/video-300-drones-to-light-up-the-ij-in-amsterdam-in-franchise-freedom/Wright, Herbert. “Dreams of Nature and Concrete with Studio Drift.” Elephant, 29 May 2018. https://elephant.art/dreams-nature-concrete-studio-drift/Wright, Herbert. “Studio Drift – Mixing Nature and Technology with Magic in Amsterdam.” Cobo Social, 13 June 2018. https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/studio-drift-mixing-nature-and-technology/2017Banks, Nargess. “BMW Commissions an Autonomous Flying Drone Sculpture for Art Basel.” Forbes, 28 November 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nargessbanks/2017/11/28/bmw-art-basel-miami-beach/#1a2691401724Boucher, Brian. “A Swarm of Drones is Performing a High-Tech Version of the Flight of the Starlings at Art Basel.” Artnet News, 6 December 2017. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/drones-art-basel-miami-beach-1168901Burdette, Kacy. "How Microsoft's HoloLens Creates a 'Vitual Museum' at New York Armory Show." Fortune, 2 March 2017. http://fortune.com/2017/03/02/microsoft-hololens-art-show/"Coded Nature: Solotentoonstelling Nederlands ontwerpduo Studio Drift in Stedelijk" (exhibition review). De Architect, 6 March 2018. http://www.dearchitect.nl/architectuur/nieuws/2018/03/coded-nature-solotentoonstelling-nederlands-ontwerpduo-studio-drift-stedelijk-101188595Dent-Brocklehurst, Mollie and Mark Davy. “Future\Pace: A New Strategic Partnership.” Art Media Agency (Spring 2017): 6–11, illustrated.Finkel, Jori. "Can These San Francisco Fairs Do What So Many Los Angeles Fairs Couldn't?" The Art Newspaper, 12 January 2017. http://theartnewspaper.com/market/can-two-san-francisco-fairs-do-what-so-many-los-angeles-fairs-couldn-t/Gavin, Fracesca. “The Pace of the Future.” The Paper Magazine, no.2 (April 2017): 10–15, illustrated.Gottschalk, Molly. "More Over, Virtual Reality - a New Artistic Medium Is About to Emerge." Artsy, 1 March 2017. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-move-virtual-reality-new-artistic-medium-emergeGreenberger, Alex. "Concrete Block to Levitate at Armory Show." Art News, 23 February 2017. http://www.artnews.com/2017/02/23/concrete-block-to-levitate-at-armory-show/Howarth, Dan. “Tree of Ténéré responds to Burning Man Attendees with Light Patterns” (Burning Man exhibition review). Dezeen, 7 September 2017. https://www.dezeen.com/2017/09/07/studio-drift-tree-of-tenere-interactive-lighting-installation-burning-man/Howarth, Dan. "Monolithic Block Appears to Levitate for Studio Drift's Armory Show Installation." Dezeen, 6 March 2017. https://www.dezeen.com/2017/03/06/studio-drift-drifter-installation-levitating-block-pace-gallery-armory-show-new-york/Marchese, Kieron. “Studio Drift X BMW Drones illuminate Miami Beach During Art Basel 2017.” Designboom, 7 December 2017. https://www.designboom.com/design/bmw-drones-studio-drift-art-basel-franchise-freedom-12-07-2017/Nayeri, Farah. “In Miami, It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s . . . a Flock of Drones?” New York Times, 5 December 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/arts/flock-of-drones-art-basel.htmlSuhrawardi, Rebecca. "Art Basel Report: 3 Different Artists, 3 Different Audiences, 3 Different Ways of Creating." Forbes, 17 December 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccasuhrawardi/2017/12/17/art-basel-Tauer, Kristen and Leigh Nordstrom. “Art Basel Miami Beach Preview: Exhibition Watch.” WWD, 4 December 2017. http://wwd.com/eye/lifestyle/art-basel-miami-beach-preview-exhibits-new-spring-franchise-freedom-11060642/2016Martin, Hannah. “Amsterdam Design Firm Studio Drift’s Light Installations Fuse Nature and Technology.” Architecture Digest, October 2016.Mason, Brook S. "Pace Setter." Cultured Magazine, Winter 2016: 300–303, illustrated.2014Griffiths, Alyn. "Studio Drift's Obsidian Mirror Made from Chemical Waste." Dezeen, 24 April 2014. http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/24/studio-drift-obsidian-mirror-chemical-waste-milan-2014. Studio DriftBooks and Catalogues Studio Drift Books 2017Franchise Freedom: A Flying Sculpture by Studio Drift in Partnership with BMW. London: Future\Pace, 2017.