Design Miami/ Basel | Booth G02

June 13 – 18, 2023

Joris Laarman [Dutch, b. 1979]
Bone Chair, 2006
29.5 x 17.5 x 30 inches
75 x 44 x 76 cm
Edition of 12

Exhibition History:
When Attitudes Become Chairs. Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH. Sept 8, 2018 – Apr 28, 2019.

Joris Laarman Lab. Traveling Exhibition:
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX, Jun 24 – Sept 16, 2018;
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Feb 17 – May 13, 2018;
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY, Sept 27, 2017 – Jan 15, 2018;
Groninger Museum, Netherlands, Nov 21, 2015 – Mar 27, 2016

"Joris Laarman Lab" installation view at High Museum of Art, 2018
"Joris Laarman Lab" installation view at Groninger Museum, 2016

This is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Feb 14, 2015 – Jan 18, 2016.

Van stoelen bezeten. Gorcums Museum, Netherlands. Nov 22, 2014 – Apr 12, 2015.

Bits & Crafts. Friedman Benda, New York, NY. May 1 – Jun 14, 2014.

Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday. Traveling Exhibition:
Kunsthal Rotterdam Netherlands, 2014;
Espoo Museum of Modern Art Finland, Feb 26, 2014 – Jun 11, 2014;
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Rovereto, Italy, Feb 9 – Jun 2, 2013;
Vitra Design Museum. Weil am Rhein, Germany, Oct 15 2011 – May 1 2012;
MAK Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Jun 22, 2011 – Sept 25, 2011;
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany. Feb 4, 2011 – May 22, 2011;
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany. May 13, 2010 – Nov 21, 2010

A Collection of Ideas. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Feb 15, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015.

"A Collection of Ideas" installation view at the Museum of Modern Art, 2014-15. Photo: Thomas Griesel

ArchiLab: Naturalizing Architecture. FRAC Center, Orlèans, France. Sept 14, 2013 – Feb 2, 2014.

Rijksmuseum Reopening 2013. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Apr 13, 2013.

Lost Modernity. Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany. Apr – Oct 7, 2012.

New Acquisitions. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, 2012.

Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Holon, Israel. Jan 27, 2011 – Apr 30, 2011.

100 masterpiece. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. 2011.

Action. Design over Time. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Feb 5, 2010 – Jan 31, 2011.

Joris Laarman Lab. Friedman Benda, New York, NY, 2010.

Joris Laarman: Stranger than Fiction. Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Spain. Apr 25 – Jul 6, 2008.

Design and the Elastic Mind. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Feb 24 – May 12, 2008.

"Design and the Elastic Mind" installation view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008; Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Design contre Design: Deux Si»cles de Cr»ations. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France. Sept 26, 2007 – Jan 7, 2008.

Adventures with Objects, Alexander Von Vegesack collecting design. Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy. Mar 20 – Jul 6, 2008.

Smart Deco. Traveling Exhibition:
Droog & Friedman Benda, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. 2007;
Barry Friedman, Design Miami. Dec 7 – 10, 2006.

Glenn Adamson, When Attitudes Become Chairs, exh. cat., Columbus, OH.: Pizzuti Collection, 2019, pp. 74-75.

Marie-Ange Brayer & Frederic Migayrou, Naturaliser l’architecture, Editions HYX, 2013, n.p.

Anita Star (ed.), Joris Laarman Lab, exh. cat., New York: August Editions, 2017, pp. 4-5, 70-72.

Anita Star (ed.), Joris Laarman Lab, exh. cat., Groningen: Groninger Museum, 2015, pp. 4-5, 16, 72, 75,80-83, 85, 324-325.

Douglas Bryden, Cad and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design, London: Laurence King Publishing, 2014, p. 7.

Jennifer Hudson, Process, 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture, London: Laurence King Publishing, 2014, pp. 114-119.

Judith Gura, Design After Modernism: Furniture and Interiors 1970-2010, London: W.W. Norton, 2012, p. 166.

Elodie Ternaux, Industry of Nature, Another Approach to Ecology, Frame Publishers, 2012, p. 211.

Joris Laarman: Stranger Than Fiction, exh. cat., Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, 2012, pp. 28-29.

Jeroen Junte, Dutch Design in the 21st Century: Hands On!, W Books, 2011, pp. 243-246.

Lidewij Edelkoort (ed.), Post Fossil, Excavating 21st Century Creation, exh. cat., Holon: 21_21 Design Sight & Edelkoort Etc., 2010- 2011, p. 125.

Adam Lindemann, Collecting Design, Cologne: TASCHEN, 2010, p. 49.

Libby Sellers, Why What How, Collecting Design in a Contemporary Market, London: HSBC Private Bank, 2010, p. 131.

Andrea Mehlhose and Martin Wellner, Modern Furniture, 150 Years of Design, 2009, p. 54.

Design and the Elastic Mind, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008, p. 71.

Céline Remechido and Michel Chanaud, designer&design 065, Paris: droog, 2008, p. 38.

Louise Schouwenberg and Gert Staal, House of Concepts, Amsterdam: Design Academy Eindhoven, 2008, p. 261.

Alice Rawsthorn, A defining moment soulful and surreal, Herald Tribune, August 27, 2007, p. 8.

Hanneke Kamphuis & Hedwig van Onna, Atmosphere, The Shape of Things to Come, Frame Publishers, 2007, p. 34.

Jean-Louis Gaillemin, Design contre Design: Deux Siecles de Creations, exh, cat., France: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 2007, pp. 32-33.

Robert Klantern, Sophie Lovell and Birga Meyer, Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century, Berlin: Die Gestalten, 2007, pp. 214-215

Angeli Sachs, Nature Design, From Inspiration to Innovation, Zürich: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 2007, pp. 202-203.

Joris Laarman Lab, August Editions, 2017, p. 70.
Joris Laarman Lab, August Editions, 2017, p. 71.
Design and the Elastic Mind, Museum of Modern Art, 2008, p. 71.


Museum Collections:
Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands (Bone Chair)
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Bone Chaise)
Groninger Museum, Groninger, The Netherlands (Bone Chaise)
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (Bone Armchair)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (Bone Chaise)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (Bone Rocker)
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (Bone Chair)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (Bone Rocker)
Museum of Modern Modern Art, New York, NY (Bone Chair)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Bone Chair)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England (Bone Chaise)


About Joris Laarman

          Joris Laarman was born in Borculo, Netherlands. He graduated Cum Laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003. Laarman first received international recognition for his “Heatwave radiator” produced by the Dutch design brand Droog and later manufactured by Jaga Climate Systems.

          In 2004, Laarman together with his partner Anita Star, founded Joris Laarman Lab in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The lab collaborates with craftsmen, scientists and engineers and the possibilities of emerging technologies as CNC systems, 3D printing, robotics or simulation software.

          Laarman’s designs are in the permanent collections and exhibitions in such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London ; Centre Pompidou, Paris.

          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.

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