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

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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

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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

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

DRIFT, Shylight © Studio Drift