JOLAN VAN DER WIEL - GRAVITY STOOLS
One of the most curiously fascinating designs in the show, the Gravity Stool is shaped through magnetism and gravity. Made of a mixture of iron and plastic, the magnetic material is poured into a basin and placed inbetween strong magnets which pull the material into its unique shape and highlight the intricate relationship between nature and nurture. Designed by Jolan van der Wiel, the Gravity Stool is one of several designs presented in the Dutch Transnatural Art & Design Collection that celebrate nature and technology in unison.
Following their successful collaboration on the experimental audio installation JamScape at the Salone last year, Dezeen has again teamed up with Jawbone on the Dezeen Studio Powered by Jambox.The studio will record and broadcast interviews, as well as deejay soundtracks throughout the week.
TOM DIXON’S FIN LIGHT
With Fin Light, Dixon uses cutting edge technology to highlight form as function. The heat sink, an external aluminum component used to cool electrical equipment, serves at once as both shade and light. Rounding out the bottom, an acrylic lens diffuses 6 LEDs into a scallop-edged broad beam of light. Displayed here as part of Dixon’s Luminosity exhibition in MOST, Fin Light is as forward thinking as it is fashionable.
TOM DIXON’S ETCH LIGHT WEB
Inspired by both science and nature, Dixon’s Etch Light Web uses digital photo-acid etching to create a spherical web of irregular pentagrams. Suspended within the 65cm wide shade, an oversized LED bulb casts dancing patterns of light and further highlights the beauty to be achieved in the collaboration of nature and technology.
TOM DIXON DIGITAL FORMING LIGHTS
At Digital Forming’s Co-Design Bar, visitors get to play designer by customizing one of a number of Dixon designs for lamps and speakers through the use of 3D software. Once ordered, the customized design is manufactured and delivered within two weeks, making the Dixon designing experience virtually seamless.