Are these stools nice-looking or ugly? Well, that depends on your taste, but one thing is certain - they are different and very unusual indeed!
These remarkable stools have one thing in common, they defy gravity.
How is it possible?
Jólan van der Wiel, a Dutch designer has discovered a way to combine magnetic fields and the power of gravity.
He calls the result "Gravity Stool".
Departing from the idea that everything is influenced by gravitation, a force that has a strongly shaping effect, Jólan intended to manipulate this natural
phenomenon by exploiting its own power: magnetism.
The positioning of the magnetic fields in the machine, opposing each other, has largely determined
the final shape of the Gravity Stool.
It is the combination of the magnet machine with the plastic material, developed especially for this purpose, that enabled Jólan to start a small
but efficient chain of production.
The forms and products are characterized by the freakisch and organic shapes that are so typical of nature itself.
An example of a gravity stool. Image credit: Jólan van der Wiel
As you can see in this video, Jólan adds iron filings which causes the soft plastic to be extruded and pulled up towards a powerful magnet.
Which is how the unique and random design of the stool's legs are created.
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