See how these colourful resin stools are made

 

Industrial designer Maor Aharon, has created a machine that uses centrifugal force to create stools made from polymer resin. His collection is called ‘Matter of Motion’, and they will be shown as part of the ‘YES&’ exhibition at the 21st Triennale in Milan.

 

Let’s have a look at how these stools are made…

See how these colourful resin stools are made


First he starts out mixing up colored batches of polymer resin.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


Then the mixes need to be checked to make sure the color and thickness is correct.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


After mixing, he carefully pours the resin into a machine.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


Then the machine gets turned on and it starts to spin, getting faster and faster.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


Inside his machine, the resin is forced up the corners, because of the centrifugal force that occurs when it’s spun. He adds multiple layers of different colored resin, one at a time to achieve the desired look.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


Once the polymer resin has hardened, it can be removed from the machine, and you have a stool.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


Here are some results of testing different materials to see what works, and what doesn’t.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


This is one of his early prototypes.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


And here are some of the finished stools.

See how these colourful resin stools are made


Watch the video below to see the process in action.

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