` Joris Laarman: Microstructures Series – Friedman Benda

Joris Laarman: Microstructures Series

November 21, 2015

Laarman’s Microstructures Chairs are the culmination of a massive research project, in which cutting-edge fabrication, handcraft, and personal esthetic all play a role. A deep dive into the possibilities of 3D printing, the works are engineered on a cellular level – each small subunit of each chair has a unique shape. They also vary in their material expression. The Gradient Chair (Dual Cell) is made of a printed polyurethane; its internal construction combines rigid strong points and open parts that allow it to be flexible and soft. Other works in the series are metal-plated, or cast in solid aluminum.

Joris Laarman, Microstructures (Aluminum Chair), 2014
Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell), 2014
Joris Laarman, Microstructures Gradient Chair (Dual Cell), 2014
Joris Laarman, Microstructures Chaise, 2015

Drawings for Microstructures series and production for Microstructures Gradient Soft Chair (Dual Cell):

The Microsturctures Series debuted at Friedman Benda’s 2014 exhibition “Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts“:

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