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Confronting gravity’s determinism over everyday life, Jólan van der Wiel set out to manipulate this natural phenomenon by exploiting its own power: magnetism. Van der Wiel developed a machine that uses the shape shifting ability of magnetism to create objects and furniture, the most iconic example being the Gravity Stool.

The opposing magnetic fields in the machine have largely determined the final shape of the Gravity Stool and other products from the same collection. Van der Wiel continues to explore the possibilities of magnetism in other projects, such as Tropics in Amsterdam.

Confronting gravity’s determinism over everyday life, Jólan van der Wiel set out to manipulate this natural phenomenon by exploiting its own power: magnetism. Van der Wiel developed a machine that uses the shape shifting ability of magnetism to create objects and furniture, the most iconic example being the Gravity Stool.

The opposing magnetic fields in the machine have largely determined the final shape of the Gravity Stool and other products from the same collection. Van der Wiel continues to explore the possibilities of magnetism in other projects, such as Tropics in Amsterdam.