Dutch born Laarman utilises digital technology to realise his designs in which he raises issues of craft, industry, sustainability and identity.
This bench from the Maker series is made from hundreds of pieces of interlocking walnut hexagons, allowing a complicated shape to be realised from the joining together of the puzzle-like pieces.
In time, Laarman intends to publish digital blueprints, which will allow anyone to access and modify the plans to create their own pieces and radically change how design and manufacture are currently thought about.
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Other furniture in the Collection
Tom Price (born 1973); Resin bench: polyester resin, polyurethane resin, tar, acrylic, LEDs; Coal bench: coal, PVA, jesmonite, MDF, steel; 2014-15
Enignum II chairs
Joseph Walsh (born 1979), olive, ash and suede, 2014
George II giltwood armchairs
William Kent (1685-1748), c.1730
David Roentgen, 1780-85
Richard Roberts, circa 1723
Joris Laarman bench
Joris Laarman, 2020