You may remember Dutch designer Jolan Van der Wiel‘s Gravity Stool when it hit the internets a couple years ago. His unique take on the centuries-old seating design used the simple concept of magnets to sculpt the stool upwards rather than turning, blow molding, injection molding, or any other fabrication method seen thus far.

The designer’s unique take on crafting products with clay infused with iron filings is refreshing in an age where the divide between digital fabrication and ‘made by hand’ is becoming blurred.

For his latest experiment with his favorite medium, Jolan has taken a 3D printing approach towards developing architectural concepts that follow the same unpredictable-yet-controlled structures he is known for:










…and in case you didn’t catch the Gravity Stool video from a couple years ago:


Be sure to check out the rest of Jolan’s impressive portfolio over at


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.