Gravity Stool

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In dialogue with a natural phenomenon.

The Gravity Stool thanks its unique shape to the cooperation between magnetic fields and the power of gravity. The designer explains:

Departing from the idea that everything is influenced by gravity, a force with a strong shaping effect, I intended to manipulate this natural phenomenon by exploiting its own power: magnetism. The positioning of the magnetic fields opposite each other in the machine 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, which enabled me to start a small but efficient chain of production. The forms and products are characterized by the freakish and organic shapes that are so typical of nature itself.

‘As a designer, I see future potential in the joined cooperative forces combining technology with natural phenomena. It is my belief that developing new “tools” is an important means of inspiring and allowing new forms to take shape.’

Gravity Stool
Photo: Jác van der Wiel

Gravity Stool
Photo: Jác van der Wiel

Movie: Miranda Stet, Pieter Kamp &
Peter Lipton


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