Designer: Studio Drift
Materials: Phosphor Bronze, real Dandelion seeds, and LED
Dimensions: H 7 x W 4.5 x D 1″
Design Origin: Netherlands
Dandelight is a subtle and imaginative light. The concept is based upon that of Studio Drift’s most well-known work Fragile Future III: an utopian vision of the amalgamation between nature and technology. Each Dandelight is made of a real dandelion, which are hand picked in large numbers every spring. The individual seeds are glued onto a LED, one by one. This labor-intensive process symbolizes the fragility of life. The artwork makes a clear statement on mass production and our contemporary disposable culture. Have rapid technological developments really progressed beyond the evolution of
nature; of which the dandelion is such a symbolic and transitory example? Or could the two evolve together and meet again in the future? Dandelight can be seen as an expression of a critical yet utopian vision of the future of our planet: where two seemingly contradictory elements must strike a pact to survive.