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Fragile Future III: Delicate Dandelion Lights Sit at the Intersection of Nature & Technology
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 29, 2011 @ 9:15 am In Design,Gallery,Green Lighting | No Comments
Look closely and you'll see that these incredible lights are actually made of real dandelions. We have no idea how Studio DRIFT makes them, but we're blown away by their delicate and beautiful nature. Combined with a modular visual circuit, the dandelion lights create the maze-like Fragile Future III installation, which is reminiscent of both Frank Lloyd Wright and M.C. Escher. Studio DRIFT worked in collaboration with Carpenter's Workshop Gallery to produce these amazing installations that sit at the crossroads of nature and technology.
Studio DRIFT is currently exhibiting one of their installations at the Israel Museum  as part of the Curious Minds Exhibit . Fragile Future III  “tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and technology,” and how the two must work in consort in order to survive. The linear, 3 dimensional network is both industrial and organic and while the unit is wholly constructed it speaks to how nature can collaborate with man-made objects.
This third iteration in the series (after Fragile Future I and II) is a more robust design and is easier to install and maintain. Each modular network is a visible circuit and comes with three lights made from real dandelions. The modules easily connect to each other allowing a number of different configurations to be made. You can order your own versions of the lights through Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery .
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URLs in this post:
 Israel Museum: http://www.english.imjnet.org.il/htmls/Home.aspx
 Curious Minds Exhibit: http://www.imj.org.il/exhibitions/presentation/exhibit.asp?id=779
 Fragile Future III: http://www.designdrift.nl/
 Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery: http://cwgdesign.com/
 Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/36628/designing-for-a-fragile-future/
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