Joris Laarman

Combining reason with emotion, that’s the most difficult thing to do—in design and in everything. ”

          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.



Dark Matter, 2013

Black marble resin
13.5 x 57.5 x 40.25 inches
34 x 146 x 102 cm
Edition of 20

Forest Table 2, 2011

Stainless steel, aluminum and resin
14.57 x 64.96 x 37.4 inches
37 x 165 x 95 cm
Edition of 6

Leaf Table, 2010

Resin, Steel and Aluminum
30 x 80 x 80 inches
76 x 203 x 203 cm
Edition of 8

Leaf Table, 2010

Resin, Steel and Aluminum
30 x 61 x 61 inches
76 x 155 x 155 cm
Edition of 8

Bone Chaise, 2006

Polyurethane-based resin
40.5 x 58.25 x 30.5 inches
102.9 x 148 x 77.5 cm
Edition of 12


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