"Swarm is a series of vases 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’ 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. This design is a limited edition of 3 + 1 AP."



DESIGNER/

we+

DATE/

2018

MATERIALS/

Steel, Stainless Steel, Magnet

DIMENSIONS/

W 12 x D 12 x H 30cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

Japan

SHIPS FROM/

Tokyo

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we+ Swarm Vase $2,700

$2,700

"Swarm is a series of vases 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’ 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. This design is a limited edition of 3 + 1 AP."



DESIGNER/

we+

DATE/

2018

MATERIALS/

Steel, Stainless Steel, Magnet

DIMENSIONS/

W 12 x D 12 x H 30cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

Japan

SHIPS FROM/

Tokyo

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