Lights made of Real Dandelions
Lights made of real dandelions? Studio Drift has made electrical light sculptures with dandelions that combine nature and technology. These module light installations are made of modules, each of which is made of 3 “dandelights,” and can setup with just a few modules, or up to 500. The lights are made with real dandelions that are suspended on a three-dimensional geometric component.
The designers behind the dandelights, Ralph Nauta & Lonneke Gordijn, often use light as a medium. On their website they write, “We are curious about the future, not only the new technologies that are changing design, but also the evolutionary developments in nature and human culture. We strive to find the perfect combination of knowledge and intuition, science fiction and nature, fantasy and interactivity.” They have a variety of light designs that they have made, and do custom sculptures and installations.
Currently, they have an installation on view at the Israel Museum as part of the Curious Minds Exhibit. Curious Minds explores the social, cultural, and ethical consequences of new technologies and reconsiders the issues of human behavior that have so pervaded art and design since the dawn of the industrial revolution.