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Making Furniture with Magnetism and Gravity


According to the bio on his website, Jólan van der Wiel admires objects which show experimental discovery and are translated into a functional design. His Gravity Stools demonstrate that perfectly. Using a custom magnetic material and a machine with large magnets to stretch the legs off the seat of the stool, he manufactures a product which is “characterized by the freakish and organic shapes that are so typical of nature itself.” [via Adafruit]

8 thoughts on “Making Furniture with Magnetism and Gravity

  1. Tim Kemp says:

    They are cool, but they look like a great way to rip holes in your socks, pants, ankles, etc.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This proves that science art can also look like stool (ie: shit).

  3. Electricians in Solihull    says:

    Cool furniture.Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  4. Electricians in Solihull    says:

    Cool furniture.Thanks for sharing this post with us.

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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