Magnetic Attraction

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Product Facts

Project name

Magnetic Attraction

Award year

2017

designed as

Bachelor thesis

Length

140CM

Width

5CM

Height

42CM

Weight

4KG

Designation

Light installation

Description

Fascinated by the invisible power of magnets, Joost Dankelman designed a series of lamps that play with this force of nature. ‘Magnetic Attraction’ consists of three lights that show how magnetism can defy gravity. They all have two opposite poles, eager to meet the other one. But the design does not allow a true connection: they never touch, but hover in thin air, like magic. One switches on only when its antipole is close, while the other changes from a direct spotlight to an ambient light.

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