Designers and partners Lonneke Gordijn (born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, in 1980) and Ralph Nauta (born in Swindon, U.K., in 1978) founded Studio Drift in Amsterdam in 2006. Studio Drift’s vision is to create works that react to and question human behavior, with a focus on designs and custom-made installations that engage nature, human intuition, and technology. Nauta and Gordijn specialize in limited-edition collections and commissions for architects and art collectors.
The pair met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven between 1999 and 2005. Nauta graduated with a Master's degree in the school’s Man and Leisure program. After graduating cum laude with a Master's degree in Man and Wellbeing, Gordijn interned at Studio Tord Boontje in London in 2004.
Studio Drift’s award-winning work has been exhibited at leading museums and venues across the globe, including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Salone del Mobile in Milan, the World Expo Shanghai, Design Week Tokyo, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, and La Biennale di Venezia. Notable projects include Flylight, Dandelight, and the Ghost collection. Their most widely known work is the Fragile Future serise, which features LED lights covered with hand-placed dandelion seeds.
The pair live and work in Amsterdam.