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Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier by Studio Drift

What is Luxury? Object in Focus

For Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier, dandelion seed heads were harvested before opening into ‘clocks’ and individually applied to LED lights to make this chandelier. The lights are powered by an innovative three-dimensional bronze circuit which conducts electricity and avoids wiring. This fusion of nature and technology is a poetic comment on the possibilities of uniting two seemingly opposite systems.

© Studio Drift, FF3 CC, Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

In this video, designers Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta describe the motivations and processes behind the work.

Studio Drift, The making of Fragile Future, a film by ximix films.

 

Words by Jana Scholze and Leanne Wierzba, curators of What is Luxury? a Crafts Council and V&A partnership exhibition supported by Northacre at the V&A until 27 September 2015

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