jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez
 
jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez
jun 27, 2012

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez

‘gravity’ candlestick holder by jolan van der wiel image by peter lipton

 

 

 

dutch designer jolan van der wiel has expanded his ‘gravity’ collection with a candlestick holder, presented by galerie gosserez. the unusual and intricate form of these objects is obtained through the action of a single magnetic field on a paste made of a mix of resin iron oxides. in a matter of minutes, the arms of the tableware literally grow in lines under the attraction of the pull, each one coated in spikes and needles. 


jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez the arms literally grow from the magnetic pull image by peter lipton

 

 

the innovative process was an outcome of van der wiel’s years of experimenting with main natural forces (gravitational force, g force, static energy, wind energy) to generate new shapes at the design lab of the amsterdam rietvelt academy, with the initial explorations manifesting themselves as stools which designboom covered here.

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez an experimentation on g force and magnets image by peter lipton

 

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez the contraption used to create the pieces image © designboom

 

 

 

jolan van der wiel won the most sought after distinction for product design in germany for his creations: the berlin DMY 2012 prize.

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez detail view image © designboom

 

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez a stool was the initial iteration of the experimentation image © designboom

 

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez image © designboom

 

jólan van der wiel: gravity candle holders for galerie gosserez jolan van der wiel with his creation image © designboom

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