Gallery: Jólan van der Wiel’s Amazing Stools are Shaped Using Magnetic ...

Photo © Jólan van der Wiel

After an investigation into what he could do with gravity and magnetic fields, Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel created these peculiar seats by fusing raw materials with the two natural forces. Called ‘Gravity Stools’, each seat is formed using a specially made machine that uses gravity and magnets, instead of electricity. Made from a mix of plastics and iron shavings, these fantastic sustainable designs are unique, low-impact and an inimitable explosion of color.

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1 Comment

  1. sw January 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    What exactly makes this ‘low-impact’ and ‘sustainable’? Plastic generally fits neither of those descriptions, and plastic mixed with iron shavings seems like an extraordinarily difficult material to recycle.

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