A mesmerising light from Studio Drift

The Flylight floats and flows like a flock of birds

Studio Drift glass, wire, aluminium and halogen light Flylight, from £120,000
Studio Drift glass, wire, aluminium and halogen light Flylight, from £120,000

Amsterdam-based Studio Drift’s poetic Flylight (from £120,000, available through Carpenters Workshop Gallery) consists of halogen lights placed inside little glass tubes that are then hung on wires in groups, forming flowing shapes like those created by giant flocks of birds. The studio’s ambition was to free the lights from the grid, but in the same way that there is both conformity and freedom in the swelling murmurations of starlings, so these lights are programmed to light up and dim partly in response to a predetermined rhythm and partly in response to random movement in their environment. The combination of rule and chance generates a mesmerising, constantly evolving flow of light.

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