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Jolan van der Wiel’s Fantastic Stools Defy Gravity at Milan Design Week

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 20, 2012 @ 5:52 pm In Design,Environment,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Kinetic Energy,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments

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Jólan van der Wiel [1] unveiled an incredible set of stools shaped using magnetic fields [2] and the force of gravity at the Dutch ‘Transnatural [3]‘ exhibition during the Milan furniture Fair [4]. The stools were made by placing a mix of iron and plastic in-between strong magnets that pull the material into unique and organic shapes. With their energy-efficient production method and wonderfully peculiar shape, these ‘Gravity Stools’ should be at the top of any Salone stalker’s must-see list.

An innovative project created by playing with the forces of gravity and magnetic energy, these unconventional seats focus in on production techniques, instead of the final product.

Take a minute to watch the video above, and we’re sure you will find yourself falling for this design.

+ Jólan van der Wiel [1]

+ Transnatural [3]

+ Inhabitat Milan Furniture Fair Coverage

Photos © Inhabitat / Jólan van der Wiel

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[1] Jólan van der Wiel: http://jolanvanderwiel.nl/

[2] stools shaped using magnetic fields: http://inhabitat.com/jolan-van-der-wiels-amazing-stools-are-shaped-using-magnetic-fields-and-the-force-of-gravity/

[3] Transnatural: http://transnatural.org/

[4] Milan furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair

[5] http://www.vimeo.com/34773498: http://www.vimeo.com/34773498

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