I'm not sure if any of our readers are so attentive as to note that I'd promised a follow-up post about Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel's booth at Ventura Lambrate, but before we all completely forget about that wonderful week in Italy in anticipation of the forthcoming ICFF, I'd like to share photos and a video from Milan.
While the original "Gravity Stool" dates back to 2011, he's refined the process a bit and branched out into other semi-crystalline objects such as a candle holder and a basin for the Salone.
Of course, the highlight was the series of daily demonstrations of his unconventional fabrication process. Where RISD's Taylor McKenzie-Veal made his "This Little Piggy" banks by subjecting a mundane material (per the theme of their show, "Transformation") to a series of simple processes, van der Wiel's self-produced machinery was impressive in and of itself.
Instead of attempting to describe the apparatus, I'll refer you to the video, as promised, after the jump...
Here's his work from the previous post on "Transnatural" at MOST, where we first encountered the "Gravity Stool," for good measure:
Van der Wiel has also posted a several photos from his booth and demos on his website
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