Coil + Drift’s New Furnishings Explore Objects in Space
John Sorensen-Jolink was a Renaissance child, studying music, photography, and finally dance, the latter leading to performing for such legends as choreographer Twyla Tharp. He added designer to his credits with the launch of Coil + Drift, aiming to “explore objects in space” with collections like Cirrus: three light fixtures featuring cast resin rings that conjure what he calls “spiraling illuminated choreography.” Brass fittings secure the chandelier and the sconce, while curved chrome counterbalances the double pendant fixture. The Bishop floor lamp is firmly grounded, but the inspiration is similarly airborne—cast-iron lamps from the Williamsburg Bridge—simulated by hand-spun blackened steel, brass, and ebony-stained ash. At this year’s Collective Design, select pieces, including the ash Soren dining table and chairs, starred in Unconscious Forms, Sorensen-Jolink’s performance-art installation. You can take the dancer out of the theater. . .