We hope you will have the opportunity to view the imaginative exhibit at the MFAH which features work from Dutch designer, Joris Laarman, and his team who create original furniture using digital software, printers, and even “industrial robots.” This artistic display showcases his innovative furniture, drawings, videos and more on how these pieces are created. It is a fascinating glimpse into the future of furniture fabrication and will close on September 16th, so don’t delay!
The “Dragon Bench” was developed by Laarman’s own 3D-printing robot (the MX3D) that draws fluid, molten metal lines into the air.
Their “Makerchair series” is a spinoff project where Joris and his team created “Bits & Parts” that uses small 3D printers and CNC milling machines to fabricate full-size furniture that can be creatively assembled.
The lab was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to develop an installation that would illustrate the future of design. To develop this installation called “Digital Matter“, they programmed a robotic arm to create three of these very unique tables based off of detailed blueprint designs. The tables are made of 3-D versions of pixels and are like nothing you’ve seen before.
The exhibit showcases many varied pieces of his design series, each with its own unique style and a specific method of fabrication.
In our opinion, this display of one of a kind artistic furniture is a “must-see” for anyone interested in the decorative arts and design. As summer is quickly drawing to a close, we hope you will enjoy visiting these digitally fabricated pieces by Joris Laarman Lab in person!
“To me art, design, and science, although traditionally different, have many similar universal qualities. They express human curiosity and inventiveness in the most profound way. When scientists make use of the freedom and emotional creativity of artists, and artists make use of the skill and discipline of scientists, great things can happen.” — Joris Laarman