Blast by Guy Mishaly

An explosion created these stools by Israeli designer Guy Mishaly.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

Each Blast stool is made by detonating a charge inside a steel blank, ripping legs out of the sides so that every one is unique.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

No material is lost in the explosion and each stool has the same weight before and after detonation.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

Mishaly developed the project while studying at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

Photography is by Oded Antman.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

The information below is from Guy Mishaly:


Blast - stools created by explosion

Industries develop in different regions around a quarry or readily available raw materials.  The sphere of destruction is so developed in Israel that it can almost be considered a local “raw material” around which various industries and tremendous knowledge have developed.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

Blast is a project in which I use this “raw material” but create objects that are disconnected from the immediate associative context and embody a new interpretation of familiar ground, while taking the explosive element and using it as a tool.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

The objects start out as geometric shapes made of metal sheets that are webbed with explosive material. The explosion changes the generic shape into an object identified as having a unique character, and the effects of the explosion will always yield different objects.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

The enter point to this project was how to navigate energy; creating by manipulating energy that is naturally used to harm and destroy.

Blast by Guy Mishaly

Another goal was to invent a system that in the same way of use will always provide different results.

30 x 30 x 50 cm