Gravity Stool, from Gravity series, 2015
Van der Wiel explores the impact of natural forces on physical materials. Van der Wiel developed and built his own gravity machine, a tool that uses oppositional forces of gravity and magnetism to generate organic, armored forms made from a composite material of iron filings and plastic or ceramic. With the machine, van der Wiel creates tables, stools, and fantastical architectural that sprout stalactites.
It is credited
Courtesy of the designer.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 46 × 34 × 38 cm (18 1/8 × 13 3/8 × 14 15/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.