Studio Drift - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Michele Robecchi and Catalina Imizcoz (eds.), Drift: Choreographing the Future, London, 2022, pp. 4, 5, 22, 23, 27-35, 38-39 for similar examples from the series and images documenting the process

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Dutch artists of Studio Drift aim to create designs which reconnect humans with nature through thoughtful applications of technology to demonstrate a utopian vision for the future of our planet. In the present Fragile Future chandelier, dandelion seeds have been carefully hand-picked and glued individually to LED lights within the intricate copper lattice framework. The lightweight form is intentionally delicate to draw a parallel to the world’s fragile ecosystem and highlights the interconnectivity of humanity with nature through the use of exposed technological components intertwined with dried florals. The piece proposes that we see technology as a possible extension for nature, rather than an opponent to it. While poetic and meaningful through the selected medium, the work is also elegant and visually appealing in its graceful appearance.


'Fragile Future 3.12'

Phosphor bronze, LED lights, acrylic, dandelion seeds.
63 x 136.5 x 52.5 cm (24 3/4 x 53 3/4 x 20 5/8 in.)
Editioned by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London. Number 3 from the edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs. Front impressed FF3.12 3/8. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$355,600

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Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024