___Jólan van der Wiel believes that developing new ‘tools’ is an important means of inspiration, allowing new and inspiring forms to take shape. For this, his design practice has always focused on finding applications for unorthodox materials and techniques, like the use of magnetism to gradually ‘grow’ his Gravity Stools. He admires objects that show these experimental discoveries, translating his fascination for nature’s beautiful forces into inspiring designs. These designs vary from designs related to fashion and architecture, to designs related to art and design.
Van der Wiel graduated from the designLAB department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2011. In the same year, he founded his studio/workshop based in Amsterdam. His work is exhibited internationally, including at the Design Museum (London) and Bauhaus-Archiv Museum (Berlin), and it is part of museum collections including the Vitra Design Museum (DE), Grand Hornu Museum (BE), Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections (UK) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (CA).You can find the Gravity Stool in our webshop.