Jólan van der Wiel leads a collaborative design practice that conducts artistic experiments within multiple themes and environments. His creative explorations result in original design tools, new materials and unique objects.
Jólan van der Wiel established his multidisciplinary practice in 2011 in Amsterdam. A Gerrit Rietveld Academie graduate, Jólan is an intuitive designer and creator, equipped with a peculiar mix of expertise. Starting from his personal fascination with extreme natural phenomena, he creates unusual shapes and materials that challenge our understanding of ‘invisible’ forces.
Jólan van der Wiel (JVDW) works closely with architects, scientists, fashion designers, brands and institutions, such as Iris van Herpen, Benthem Crouwel Architects, Dutch Invertuals, Volvo Cars and Metropolitan Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. His best-known design object, the Gravity Stool, is part of permanent collections of the Vitra Design Museum and the Bauhaus-Archiv.
Jólan van der Wiel
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