This moving light installation, designed by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta (Studio Drift), combines nature and technology poetically. Light tumbles from its cocoon, unfolds and glides down thanks to a system of refined technology. The calyxes are made from silk; ingenious robotics move the Shylight up and down continuously. The installation was purchased by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Studio Drift lifts lighting to a higher plane with a fascinating interaction of technology and nature. The choreography of unfolding flowers flows seamlessly into the context of the Rijksmuseum and forms an aesthetic dance that has been made accessible for a wide public. A design that leaves a lasting impression. The committee emphasizes that the design has been shortlisted in part because of the interaction between the Shylight and the Rijksmuseum.