Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age
February 18–May 13, 2018
Joris Laarman (Dutch, born 1979)
Joris Laarman Lab (Dutch, established 2004)
Kilo-, Mega-, and Giga-Voxel Tables, 2011, nickel-plated neodymium, each 27 15/16 x 43 5/16 x 21 5/8 inches (71 x 110 x 55 cm). Groninger Museum, The Netherlands.
Joris Laarman. Photo: Joris Laarman Lab.
Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age will present work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually propel him to explore new processes for creating and have made him one of today’s most compelling designers.
Organized by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, this exhibition will feature furniture designs, applied projects and experiments from every phase of Laarman’s career, which will be presented alongside related videos, sketches and renderings that illustrate the Joris Laarman Lab’s creative and production processes. Founded in 2004, the Lab is a multidisciplinary hub of scientists, engineers, programmers and craftspeople who explore the possibilities of design through research, experimentation and groundbreaking technology.
The exhibition will feature numerous designs from the High’s collection, which boasts the largest public holdings of the Dutch artist’s work outside of his home country.
Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age is organized by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands
Support for this exhibition is provided by
Creative Industries Fund NL
This exhibition is made possible by
Premier Exhibition Series Partner
Exhibition Series Sponsors
Premier Exhibition Series Supporters
Anne Cox Chambers Foundation, The Antinori Foundation, Ann and Tom Cousins, Sarah and Jim Kennedy, Jane and Hicks Lanier, Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot
Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters
Barbara and Ron Balser, Corporate Environments, Peggy Foreman, James F. Kelly Charitable Trust, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Lubo Fund, Margot and Danny McCaul, Joyce and Henry Schwob
Generous support is also provided by
Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund, Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, Howell Exhibition Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund