Both graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn founded Studio DRIFT together with the vision of creating design that reacts to and questions human behavior in 2007. Nauta’s expertise in crafts, materials and production techniques, and Gordijn’s sense for shapes and strong concepts compliment one another.
Their designs amalgamate nature and technology, ideology and reality. Their aim is to make original and passionate designs, using the best materials and the latest production technologies. DRIFT has realised numerous exhibitions and projects around the world.
Their work has been exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum (2009, 2015); Met Museum (2010); Stedelijk Museum (2018); UTA Artist Space (2019); Garage Museum (2019); Mint Museum (2019); Biennale di Venezia (2015); Pace Gallery (2017) amongst others. Their work is held in the permanent collections of the LACMA; Rijksmuseum; SFMOMA; Stedelijk Museum; and Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2014, DRIFT was awarded the Arte Laguna Prize, Venice.