Jólan van der Wiel believes that developing new ‘tools’ is an important means of inspiration, allowing new and inspiring forms to take shape. For this, his design practice has always focused on finding applications for unorthodox materials and techniques, like the use of magnetism to gradually ‘grow’ his Gravity Stools. He admires objects that show these experimental discoveries, translating his fascination for nature’s beautiful forces into inspiring designs.
Resulting from this attitude to design, his works are located in various disciplines; from fashion and architecture, to art and design.
Design / Production / Concepts / Drawing
Jólan van der Wiel
Micca Teo (assistant)
Waèl el Louche
Scott van Haastrecht
Iris van Herpen
Federerico da Fies
Jólan van der Wiel graduated from the designLAB department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2011, and in the same year he founded his studio/workshop based in Amsterdam. His work is exhibited internationally, including at the Design Museum (London) and Bauhaus-Archiv Museum (Berlin), and it is part of museum collections including at Vitra Design Museum (Germany), Grand Hornu Museum (Belgium), and Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections (UK).