MOM ‘Matter of Motion’ Colorful Resin Stools
Israeli industrial designer Maor Aharon managed to become a “one-man production line” figuring out a way to create stools by pouring polymer resin into a mold and then spinning that mold at a speed that allows centrifugal force to take the resin and spread it into the stool shape.
First he starts out mixing up colored batches of polymer resin. Then the mixes need to be checked to make sure the color and thickness is correct. After mixing, he carefully pours the resin into a machine. Then the machine gets turned on and it starts to spin, getting faster and faster. 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. Once the polymer resin has hardened, it can be removed from the machine, and you have a stool.
MOM – “Matter of Motion” is an experiment in the relationship between materials, motion, and shape. The project 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”.
These ideas inspired the development of a new technique for casting various materials using centrifugal force, and to design, develop and build original tools and machinery for an independent production line.
The first products manufactured in this process was a series of stools made of polymer resins that highlights the capabilities of the technique, such as combining different materials (wood and metal inserts) during the casting, showing multiple colors in a single object, and combining soft and hard materials together.
Name: MOM ‘Matter of Motion’
Materials Combination: Polyethylene / Plastic / Fiberglass + Color, Eco / Recycled / Green
Colors: Mix / Multi Color