Magnetism Meets Architecture

02.10.2018 Technology

Confronting gravity’s determinism over everyday life, the Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel set out to manipulate this natural phenomenon by exploiting its own power: magnetism. Van der Wiel developed a machine that uses the shape shifting ability of magnetism to create objects and furniture. For his Magnetism Meets Architecture project, he has created a series of ceramic objects using a process that exploits the conflicting properties of natural materials and processes. His latest experiments with magnets have resulted in fantastical architectural models made using metallic clay.