Designed and produced by Maor Aharon, Matter of Motion is an experimental series in the relationship between materials, motion, and shape. Specifically, it focuses on centrifugal motion and examines how different parameters such as velocity, acceleration, and radius of rotation affect different materials.
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.” These ideas inspired the development of a new technique for casting various materials using centrifugal force, and led Aharon to design, develop and build original tools and machinery for an independent production line with the capacity to manufacture small and medium-sized series of products.
The first pieces manufactured in this process was a series of stools made of composite material (resin, mineral powder, natural pigments) that highlights the capabilities of the technique, such as combining different materials (wood and metal inserts) during casting, showing multiple colors in a single object, and combining soft and hard materials. The unique patterns of each stool makes it a one-off piece. Seat size is 24.5 x 24.5 cm. Due to the nature of the unique manufacturing process, small imperfections may be found on the product surface. (You can request additional images when ordering.) This item is for indoor use, as color may change slightly from exposure to direct sun.