haruka misawa subverts the weight and speed of water in 'form of gravity'

haruka misawa subverts the weight and speed of water in 'form of gravity'

haruka misawa explores the unknown properties of materials and everyday experiences that are familiar to us all with ‘form of gravity’, a glass object in which a transparent sphere sinks slowly in silence. though liquid, the sphere does not move in the same way as one would expect of it, but instead descends in a very slow pace, ‘as if stopping and moving had become one and the same thing.’

haruka misawa subverts the weight and speed of water in 'form of gravity'all images by masayuki hayashi



in form of gravity, haruka misawa subverts one’s sense of weight as they stare at the transparent sphere, causing a mysterious sensation of time slowing down. ‘transforming organically in response to its environment, the sphere might be better described not as a shape but as the very essence of movement,’ explains the japanese designer. ‘to look at water—something you do every day without thinking about it—suddenly feels like encountering a substance you had never seen before.’

haruka misawa subverts the weight and speed of water in 'form of gravity'

haruka misawa subverts the weight and speed of water in 'form of gravity'



project info:


name: form of gravity

artist: haruka misawa (misawa design institute, nippon design center, inc.)

designer: haruka misawa & maho motoyama

glass artist: toshio yagihara

movie editor: michihiro kuroda

composers: noriyuki sato & makiko sato(heima)

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