More than just trendy designs found at IKEA, this amazing furniture line was created by Dutch designer Jolan van der Wiel, who “‘grows’ his furniture using only magnets and a mix of plastic and iron filings.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a mind-blowing ferrofluid (liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field) video.
So how do you grow furniture? van der Wiel created a machine that operates like a reverse press where strong magnets pull the liquid plastic filled with the filings up as the magnets rise. While the bases – which ends up as the seat – remain pretty much the same, the legs are the whim of gravity and physics.