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Resin Stools Created With the Help of Motion
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Maor Aharon, of Jaffa Israel, experimented with a new way to make stools. Instead of building the stools with typical materials—wood or metal—Aharon used polymer resin and motion to achieve these really cool, layered pieces. Matter of Motion worked with centrifugal force to cast each stool by pouring colored resin into a spinning mold. The mold would become coated as the resin spread out and up the sides forming the seat.

Due to the nature of the process, each stool is completely unique with varying layers of resin spreading down the sides. The one mold made ten different stools, some with wood and metal legs inserted during the production process.

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“Matter of Motion” was motivated by two main guidelines: firstly, create new aesthetic characteristics that represent the concepts of freezing the moment, control vs. freedom, and the memory of production process; secondly, be a “one-man production line”.

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The project was the final project of a Bachelor’s degree in industrial design at the Holon Institute of Technology, Israel in 2015.

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Effects of velocity on layers

Effects of velocity on layers

Test pieces

Test pieces

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Pewter casting in centrifuge

Pewter casting in centrifuge

Plaster mold on fan

Plaster mold on fan

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.