Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Stools shaped by Magnetic Fields

Dutch graduate designer Jólan van der Wiel showcased an incredible set of stools shaped using magnetic fields and the force of gravity at the "Transnatural" exhibition during the Milan furniture Fair. The stools were made by placing a combination of iron and plastic between strong magnets that pull the material into unique and organic shapes.
"The Gravity Stools" take their unique shape thanks to the cooperation between magnetic fields and the power of gravity. Inspired by the idea that everything is influenced by gravitation, a force that has a strong shaping effect, he intended to manipulate this natural phenomenon by exploiting its own power of magnetism. The positioning of the magnetic fields in the machine, opposing eachother, has largely determined the final shape of the Gravity Stool.



  1. This is great do you have a catologue if so I would love one to share with friends and family,design stools

    1. Hi John, thank you for your comment. The work above is by Dutch designer jolan Van Der Wiel. I would not have a catlogue with his work ut you can see his work on his website at http://jolanvanderwiel.nl/. I am designer myself working with furniture and lighting you can find my own work on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/grainnelyonsdesign or in previous posts too.