Coil + Drift’s furniture and lighting is designed from a dancer’s perspective

New York design studio Coil + Drift’s spring collection includes translucent hooped lights, simple wooden furniture and ridged walnut mirrors.

Photographed with dancers as part of a series called Unconscious Forms, the range of furniture and lighting includes chairs, tables, mirrors, credenzas and lamps in a variety of materials.

Coil + Drift collection

Coil + Drift founder John Sorensen-Jolink, a former dancer himself, designed the items with what he describes as a “unique spacial awareness” that comes with his training and background.

“The outcome is a collection that feels vividly three-dimensional, material forward, and rich with form and texture,” said a statement from the studio.

Coil + Drift collection

Items include the Cirrus lighting, created with multiple translucent resin hoops that circle the bulbs and hang from thin chrome arms – available as a double pendant and a chandelier.

Similar rounded shapes are found in the June floor and wall mirrors, with concentric ridges carved into their walnut frames.

Coil + Drift collection

A wooden dining table and chair set, named Soren, features straight vertical supports, contrasted by the rounded tabletop and seat back rest.

The dark wood Rex Credenza hides a bronze-mirrored drop-down cabinet, while the Ren side table and Bishop floor lamp complete the series.

Coil + Drift collection


Coil + Drift collection

A sage-coloured environment will be used to display the products, as part of the MADE section of the exhibition.

Coil + Drift was founded by dancer-turned-designer John Sorensen-Jolink in 2014, and produces its furniture and lighting in America.

Photography is by Charlie Schuck.

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