joris laarman: biomimetic chair


amsterdam-based designer joris laarman has launched the first version of the bone chair 3 years ago – developed on a computer and then cast in aluminum. joris took advantage of software that car manufacturers use to develop shapes for auto parts. it’s a collaboration with the research lab of the International development centre adam opel gmbh.

In 2008 he has designed a beautiful version moulded from a mixture of marble and porcelain mixed with resin which is now on display at the z33 during the superstories design triennale in hasselt, belgium, till 10th may.


bone chair, 2008, molded marble resin, 75 x 80 x 100 cm
edition of 12


nacho carbonell: preview – skin furniture for droog

couple weeks ago I visited the atelierdorp in eindhoven. nacho carbonell and his intern were working on new furniture for droog design which will be unveiled at the salone del mobile in milan later this month.

I received the official press release and now I feel free to publish the snapshot I took the other day. the modular furniture consists of ‘a thin, closely adhering and elastic layer that allows the user to place objects underneath it. I am very curious about nacho’s work. he is also exhibiting at spazio rosanna orlandi and designmiami’s craft punk exhibition for fendi.


work in progress:
nacho and his intern alejandro sánchez in the workshop

academy fine art maastricht: dutch ceramics in milan

the product design and jewellery department of the academy fine art maastricht, netherlands, shows ‘various works of ceramic fascinations related to the human body and mind’ at the salone satellite 22-27th april in milan.

the 2nd and 3rd year product design students are coached and refined by designer tomáš gabzdil libertiny from studio libertiny. last week I went to the work review. now I present a little preview on the pieces that will be shown at pavillion 22/24 stand 20.


jo sijen, tutor for autonomic design and tomáš gabzdil libertiny


tomáš gabzdil libertiny and chequita nahar,
coordinator jewellery and product design


pour femme by dik scheepers


albertine van iterson working on a deer head


toys by marco Iannicelli


glazing room in the academy fine art maastricht


yes, tomáš’s a carrot