Our crack shot of an Art Director, Jason Babler, sent me a link to this video of Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel’s Gravity Stool project. Here’s the description from the artist’s site:

The Gravity Stool owes 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 freakish and organic shapes that are typical of nature itself.

The Gravity Stool

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • sinas

    Interestinmg production process,
    Ugly stools.

  • http://barretolaw.com/ Eddy

    Question is, how sturdy are these stools? I would love to own one just for decoration, cause it’s an amazing process. It’s not that ugly sinas :P Divorce Lawyer Miami

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  • http://planella.wordpress.com planella

    it’s very nice i will try to present them on my 3d simulators for my customers
    http://www.planella.ch

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    Reblogged this on lailaandthestars.

  • http://thejeffdesign.wordpress.com Jeff

    not a stool for small children then ay, you know since the legs are covered in spikes..? lol, awesome video though.

  • http://bonanzaetfils.wordpress.com bonanzaetfils

    Reblogged this on bonanzaetfils and commented:
    Le banc magnétique, idée ingénieuse d’un artiste Néerlandais :
    “The Gravity Stool owes 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 freakish and organic shapes that are typical of nature itself.”

  • http://rawli.com rawli

    I think if the designer would have taken a more professional video approach, such as the Dyson Campaign, It’d probably be more accepted. :30 second short forms would have sold me… I didnt know what I was watching for most of the video. -Rawli

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  • B.

    This is awesome!
    I love the texture of the stools!

  • barnies vagina

    Cooler in the video than the actual pieces

  • http://www.facebook.com/vitttk Виталий Ткаченко

    it’s very nice

  • kristen

    That’s magnets…not gravity

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  • http://ahmadzadeh.bss-e.ir/ siavash

    nice furnitures :D

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    very nice creativity

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