This Summer, Conservatorium – Amsterdam’s leading luxury lifestyle hotel and a member of The Set hotels collection – has partnered with neighbouring museum Stedelijk, to offer an exclusive experience to accompany the anticipated Coded Nature exhibition.
Studio Drift, the renowned Dutch artist duo, who are known for exploring the boundaries of technology, art and nature, will bring their works into the suites of the Conservatorium. Dandelight, the multidisciplinary light sculpture, will be displayed in the Grand Duplex Suite, with views over the Stedelijk Museum. In addition, guests will enjoy exclusive private studio access at Studio Drift’s headquarters, a guided tour and the chance to see a diverse selection of art and design on display in the capital and within the hotel’s own walls.
Last December, Studio Drift was recognised for Franchise Freedom – a performative artwork and flying sculpture formation of 300 drones fitted with lights sources, casting a spectacular light show in the skies of Miami.
This summer Studio Drift’s exhibition, Coded Nature, will showcase the largest-ever installation of their Fragile Future design – an iconic series of light sculptures of dandelion heads individually applied to LED lights which brought the duo international renown. With this installation, the duo questions the future of our world, in which two such extremes may well need each other to exist. Additional exhibition highlights include the Fragile Future Chandelier 3.5, acquired by the museum in 2015 and a floating concrete monolith in the IMC Gallery.
Amsterdam is recognised amongst culture lovers as being one of the most exciting cities for art and design. Since opening in 2011, Conservatorium has been regarded as a living canvas for Dutch designers with its guest rooms, hallways and restaurants showcasing home grown talent. Art pervades every aspect of the hotel – with interiors by Piero Lissoni, and featuring regular exhibitions with local artists including the Artist in Residence programme – Conservatorium continues to hold a central place in the capital’s art and design scene.
Available from June – 26 August 2018, the Studio Drift package will provide:
- One night stay in a Grand Duplex Suite with views of Stedelijk Museum
- Daily breakfast in the Brasserie
- An exclusive tour through exhibition ‘Coded Nature’ by Stedelijk tour guide
- A behind the scenes experience with the Studio Drift artists
- Private transportation to and from Studio Drift
- In-room art experience with Dandelight of Studio Drift in your suite
The ‘Studio Drift Discovery’ package is available from €1420 per night in a Grand Duplex Suite. Including VAT, excluding 6% city tax, subject to availability. Kindly note that this package needs to be reserved 21 days in advance.
About Conservatorium Hotel
The Conservatorium hotel is Amsterdam’s leading luxury lifestyle palace, evoking glamour and elegance for sophisticated, design-literate travellers. Located in Museum Square, the luxury centre and cultural heart of the city, the Conservatorium is an architectural masterpiece that combines a landmark heritage building with a graceful, contemporary design, offering guests a selection of restaurants, a bar, lounge and the 1,000 square metres Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Facility. A destination hotel with a real sense of place, the Conservatorium is known at home and abroad as ‘Amsterdam’s Living Room’.
About The Set
At the most outstanding addresses, in the world’s most vibrant cities, The Set is creating the modern grand hotels of our time. In each one, we beautifully compose experiences that capture the hearts and minds of our guests, and the spirit and pace of their contemporary lifestyles. Currently consisting of the Hotel Café Royal in London, the Conservatorium in Amsterdam and Lutetia in Paris (due to open spring 2018), they are inspired by the artistic and imaginative heritage of their buildings and their iconic cultural and vibrant locations. www.thesethotels.com
About Studio Drift
Based in Amsterdam, Studio Drift was established in 2007 by Lonneke Gordijn (b. 1980, Alkmaar, Netherlands) and Ralph Nauta (b. 1978, Swindon, United Kingdom), who attended the Design Academy Eindhoven together. Studio Drift explores the relationship between nature, technology, and humankind in site-specific installations and interactive sculptures.
Studio Drift draws their inspiration from nature, both formally and philosophically, while their creative process is fuelled by innovative technologies and methods. Their groundbreaking work comes to life through ongoing collaborations with scientists, university departments, and research facilities, computer programmers and engineers. Their practice is a testament to the cross-pollination between the technically advanced and the aesthetically beautiful, permeated with an awareness of future potential.
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Credit Image: Studio Drift, Drifter, 2018, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Courtesy of Pace Gallery. Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, Founders Studio Drift. Foto: Tom Cornelissen.