Performative Design: Shylight by Studio Drift

Shylight is a Performative Sculpture by Studio Drift that has recently been added to the Rijksmuseum’s permanent collection in Amsterdam. Inspired by movement and patterns in nature, Dutch designerduo Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta conceived this kinetic installation in which handcraft, natural materials and advanced technology merge into an engaging performative design piece. It almost seems alive in it’s movement, graciously unfolding it’s layers of silk like blooming flowers before they retreat shyly into closed position. The Rijksmuseum’s architectural surroundings of an 18th century baroque staircase couldn’t have been chosen better; when climbing the stairs you become involved into a theatrical experience of object, architectural space and movement. Don’t miss the making of video and enjoy the full story!