M.o.MDesign | 30 May 2016
STOOLS DESIGNED FROM THE CENTRIFUGAL FORCE
Matter of Motion is a project developed by the industrial designer Maor Aharon which tests the relationship between materials, movement and form. The M.o.M. focuses on centrifugal motion and examines how different parameters, such as speed, acceleration and rotation radius, affect different materials. This project was motivated by two main guidelines: firstly, create new aesthetic features that could represent the concepts of “freezing the moment”, control vs. freedom and the memory of the production process; secondly, be a “one-man production line”. These ideas inspired the development of a new technique for casting various materials using the centrifugal force and to design, develop and build tools for an independent production line. The first products manufactured by this process are a series of stools, all made from the same reusable mold.
Matter of Motion was the final project of Maor Aharon for the bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Maor Aharon