Magnetic attraction

Tord Boontje's "Magnetic Fields" installation evokes a dark and eerie sci-fi atmosphere.

In a new direction for his work, Tord Boontje has created a range of 3D patterns using magnets.

The Magnetic Fields installation is based on Boontje’s 1991 graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven that investigated interference pigments or Kinechromatic art, a form of art in which the image, particularly in reference to the colour perceived by the viewer, changes due to some form of movement.

The installation includes wall panels and furniture that has been resin-coated to reveal an eerie depth to each piece. Boontje further embedded three-dimensional patterns of electro-magnetic movement, which alludes to a dark sci-fi atmosphere. 

Boontje is set to unveil his Magnetic Fields installation later this month in his studio as part of the London Design Festival, taking place from 14 to 22 September 2013.

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