SwarmVase

Swarm is a series of vases and a chair featuring an irregular surface formed by magnetic force. Composed of aggregates of the same material, their organic form is generated by thousands of short steel rods attracted by magnetism to a base structure. With a diameter of 1.2 mm and a length of 15 mm, the steel rods’s unpredictable orientation, density and layering is completely powered by magnetic force and dependent on the behavior of the user. Human interactions such as sitting or touching also contribute to the unique and complex shape, impossible to replicate due to its variables. Rather than simply designing shapes, we+ utilize magnetic force to design a process to create an original form. By designing the process that creates the form, not the form itself, and accepting the uncertainty of natural phenomena, we+ aim to generate new methods of productions and expressions that do not resist the power of nature, but rather aim to recontextualise and integrate it.

鉄線が磁力によって構造体に密着することで、有機的なフォルムが生成される椅子と花瓶のシリーズです。フォルムそのものではなく、フォルムを生成するプロセスをデザインし、最終的に生み出される表面の形状は自然現象の不確実性に委ねることで、自然の力に抗わない新たな製造方法と表現方法、オルタナティブなデザインの可能性を探っています。鉄線は直径1.2mm、長さ15mm。鉄線の向きや密度、重なり具合は磁力によってコントロールされ、互いに影響を与え合います。一つとして同じパターンが存在しないため、ユニークで複雑な形状が生み出され、座る、触るといった、人のふるまいによってその表情は変化していきます。

Venue

  • Rossana Orlandi [Milano]
  • Photo
    林雅之
    Photo
    Masayuki Hayashi
  • Swarm
  • Swarm