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
I have previously covered some stories about the design family which robert describes as a place ‘where people get a chance to explore their true creative potential.’ but this movie unveils the real and authentic atmosphere in the church.
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’scraft punk exhibition for fendi.
work in progress:
nacho and his intern alejandro sánchez in the workshop
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 satellite22-27th 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
japanese designer oki sato, his studio is called nendo, has designed the cabbage chair for the XXIst century man exhibition. the show was curated by Issey miyake at 21_21 design sight in tokyo in 2008.
nendo transformed a roll of pleated paper into a small chair that appears naturally as you peel away its outside layers, one layer at a time. and this year the chair was nominated for the brit Insurance furniture award 2009.