What The What? Furniture Made With Magnets?

What The What? Furniture Made With Magnets?

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 13, 2012

The man above is Jólan van der Wiel. He's making furniture. I promise. It might look like something off the SyFy channel, it's one of the coolest artisan processes I've seen in a long time. Care to guess what it is?

By using a technique that involves mixing melted plastic with iron shavings and then separating the substance with gravity and magnets, the final result are space-cave like stools (which if it isn't a decorating genre... should be).

Although they might be a little extreme for many folks, just the simple idea that old items are being used in new ways and new techniques and processes are being created, is a glorious one. You can read more the idea over at Inhabitat or from the artist's website.

(Image: Jólan van der Wiel via Inhabitat)

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