Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Furniture generated by smart algorithms, the world’s first fully functional 3-D printed steel bridge, and a 3-D printable Makerchair that can be downloaded from the internet. These are but a few examples of the ingenious oeuvre of designer/inventor Joris Laarman, who works at the intersection of design, art and engineering.
Joris Laarman Lab, founded in 2004 with filmmaker and partner Anita Star, employs a team of engineers, programmers, and craftspeople to conduct cutting-edge experiments, using manufacturing processes that are often as innovative as the end results.