One of the leading creative voices of his generation, Joris Laarman is internationally renowned for utilizing and innovating cutting-edge technology to create poetic, emotionally charged work that challenges the boundaries of design and science. Enlisting digital tools and parametric processes to realize fluid forms inspired by nature, Laarman’s highly conceptual, groundbreaking approach has redrawn the parameters of contemporary design.
After graduating from Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2003, Joris Laarman founded Joris Laarman Lab together with his partner Anita Star. Based in Amsterdam, Joris Laarman works with a multidisciplinary team of coders, engineers and craftsmen, experimenting with Artificial Intelligence, digital and robotic fabrication, parametric modeling and augmented and virtual reality in their exploration at the intersection of the digital and the physical world.
Since the establishment of the Lab, Joris Laarman’s works have been acquired for the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein. His works had been exhibited globally at the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; the High Museum, Atlanta; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, among others.
Joris Laarman has received awards such as the Wall Street Journal Innovator of the year, the STARTS Prize awarded by the European Commission as well as multiple Dutch design awards. He has contributed to articles and seminars for Domus Magazine and has lectured at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and the Design Academy Eindhoven.