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Dandelion Hunters
Posted by admin on May 6, 2012
Dandelion Hunters

What blows you away is its etherealness. The downside - its seems kind of impossible to clean. Who what have thought these wispy balls, seen as pesky weeds by most to be plucked out of the grass and destroyed, could form the base of an awesome illuminator: Fragile Futures. 

So Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Design Drift actually hunt and gather these wild flowers through the summer and store them in boxes. For Ralph, "Nothing in nature is waste. This is real design of the future." 

Conceived as a modular installation resembling a circuit in 3D, each metal unit has three dandelion flower heads around an LED with the modules being jigsawed into innumerable combinations. Already a part of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the award winning Fragile Futures is manufactured in collaboration with London's Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

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By kabir shah on 14/06/2012