Joris Laarman

ЙОРИС ЛААРМАН

BITS & CRAFTS

Joris Laarman  Bits & Crafts

source: designboom

friedman benda gallery has announced ‘joris laarman lab: bits and crafts’, an exhibition by dutch designer joris laarman based around the theme of digital fabrication and generative design tools. for the installation, the artist employs cutting-edge tools – from CNC mills to 3D printers – to enable new shapes, fabrication and methods, manifested through an intersection between technology and craftsmanship. the exhibition comprises four thematic explorations; ‘maker furniture’, ‘micro structures’, ‘vortex’, and the ‘spirographic series’.
joris laarman bits and crafts: a digital fabrication exhibition at friedman benda

‘digital technology is now starting to define an evolution in the way we design, manufacture, distribute, protect, and even recycle physical products,’ says laarman. ‘in the early 20th century, modernist pioneers valued and changed the aesthetics and our ideas about design when they were inspired by emerging industrial, manufacturing methods. now, the realm of digital design tools and digital fabrication is shifting our notion of design and pushing artists to explore the endless new possibilities of the digital revolution. I believe in the symbiosis of handcraft and technology such as parametric design tools and digital fabrication,’ he adds.
joris laarman bits and crafts: a digital fabrication exhibition at friedman benda

‘ever since the beginning of modern design there has been a discourse about the use of ornament versus functionality; crafts versus industry. ornament has always been an important aspect of our work and our digital era allows many new perspectives on the discourse. looking at a globalized world that becomes increasingly uniform, we believe ornament and mass customization is becoming a more and more important aspect of design. the vortex pieces were inspired by research on computational vortex methods by mark J. stock of the university of michigan. by using this method in our designs, we allow users to decide the amount of ornament they desire in a piece.’
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source: jorislaarman
Our lab is an experimental playground set up to study and shape the future. It tinkers with craftsmen, scientists and engineers on the many new possibilities of upcoming technology. We want to add cultural meaning to technological progress and show the beauty of how things could work. Our work is very diverse, from experimental furniture and production processes to museum installations, to architecture, film and workshops at universities around the world.
In 2011 we received 1 of the 8 innovator of the year awards by the wall street journal and since 2004 the work we’ve made with Joris Laarman Lab has been added to the permanent collections many renowned international museums like the MoMA, V&A, Centre Pompidou and recently the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Most manufacturing of our experimental work is done in-house since we refuse to believe things can’t be done. Where possible we make translations of our experimental work in collaboration with companies like Flos, Vitra, Droog, Jaga and more.
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source: nederlandsdesign
Joris Laarman (1979) studeerde in 2003 cum laude af op de Design Academy in Eindhoven met design radiator ‘Heatwave’. Heatwave werd meteen door Droog design opgepikt en Joris Laarman trok direct internationaal de aandacht. Joris Laarman is echt een nieuwe generatie ontwerper. Hij experimenteert graag en veel met nieuwe technieken. Zo gebruikt hij computers, niet alleen om mee te ontwerpen, maar hij gebruikt hightech software ook om voor hem te ontwerpen. Ook maakt hij gebruik van nieuwe technologie zoals 3D printers. In 2006 brak Laarman definitief door met zijn beroemde Bone chair waar inmiddels meerdere versies en varianten van in productie zijn. Werk van Joris Laarman is inmiddels door vele internationale musea aangekocht. Onder andere het MOMA, het Rijks- en het Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam hebben werk van Joris Laarman in hun collectie.
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source: tea-queen-66livejournal

Йорис Лаарман (Joris Laarman) родился 24.10.79 году в небольшом голландском городке Боркуло (Borculo) на границе с Германией.
Закончив одну из лучших Академий Дизайна в Эйндховене (Eindhoven) Йорис открыл свою собственную студию, сотрудничает с компаниями Swarovski, Flos, Artecnica, Droog и др. и преподаёт в трёх Академиях архитекторы и дизайна в Амстердаме, Лондоне и Эйндховене.
Благодаря идеям этого молодого, художника, самые обычные предметы быта принимают совершенно неожиданные формы.
Например, его радиатор “Heatwave” не только функционален, но и очень даже декоративен со своими роскошными-рококошными завитушками.