About The Piece
With Fragile Future III Studio Drift fuses nature and technology into a multidisciplinary light sculpture. The sculpture contains real dandelion seeds, which were picked by hand and are connected seed-by-seed to a LED light. This labor-intensive process is a clear statement against mass production and throwaway culture. The Fragile Future series questions whether the rapid technological developments of our age are really more advanced than the evolution of nature, of which the dandelion is such a transient and symbolic example? And could those two evolve together and meet in the future? Studio Drift proposes a vision of that future in their signature aesthetics; a distinct mix between hi-tech and poetic imagery. This series is about conveying emotion while simultaneously referring to the fact that light lies at the basis of all life. Every unique sculpture is designed to organically adapt to its specific context. Fragile Future III is a modular work. It consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to light emitting dandelions. The project can be seen as a critical yet utopian vision on the future of our planet, where two seemingly opposite evolutions have made a pact to survive. Fragile Future III is developed in collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery and is part of various private art collections. It has won the ‘Light of the Future’ prize from the German Design Council in 2008. The FF3 Concrete Chandelier has won ‘The Moet Hennessy - Pavilion of Art and Design London Prize 2010’ and has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In 2011 FF3 won the 1st prize at the Summer exhibition of Het Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. Fragile Future III is created in a form of a limited edition collection and custom made installations are created on commission base. Shown at: Boijmans van Beuningen museum, Design Miami, Art Paris, Design Miami/Basel, Salon Art + Design New York, The Israel Museum, Design Days Dubai, MAD New York, and Grand Hornu Images.