Using Magnetism to Make Furniture

6. February, 2012 Art Trends No comments
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It doesn’t get more funky than this. This incredible display of artistic touch + mathematics in magnetism may be a new fad in alternative art forms. Following the creation of these “gravity stools” by Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel other artists are now playing with this technique with other uses.

Here is an excerpt from the artist’s website about this:

The Gravity Stool thanks its unique shape to the cooperation between magnetic fields and the power of gravity.

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.

jolanvanderwiel.nl/

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