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Joris Laarman
(Dutch, 1979)
 
Works
Exhibitions
Publications
Biography
PRESENT
Lives and works in the Netherlands

2004
Established Joris Laarman Studio and Lab, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003
Graduated cum laude from Eindhoven Design Academy, Eindhoven, Netherlands

1979
Born, Borculo, Netherlands


EXHIBITIONS
2011
Joris Laarman, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Now, Perceptions of Time and Contemporary Design. Museum MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
High Design, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Grenswerk (art festival), Enschede Boijmans, Rotterdam
Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen, Netherlands

2010
Action! Design Over Time. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hyper:Links between Architecture and Design. Art Institute Chicago, IL
EcoDesign. Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Center, Helsinki, Finland
IL Utopias of Everyday. Porzelanikon, Selb, Germany
The State of Things. Design and the 21st Century. Design Museum Holon, Israel
Joris Laarman. Friedman Benda, New York, NY
European Design Since 1985. Shaping the New Century. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Post Fossil. 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2009
Inventory. Joris Laarman Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Design High. Louise Blouin Foundation, London, England
European Design Since 1985. Shaping the New Century. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Extreme Frontiers, Urban Frontiers. Institute of Contemporary Art, Valencia, Spain

2008
Design and the Elastic Mind. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Rococo: The Continuing Curve. Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY
Joris Laarman: Stranger than Fiction. CAB Centro de Arte, Caja Burgos, Spain
Family of Form. Designhuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Small Show. Huge Talent, by Janice Blackburn, London, England

2007
Design contre Design. Le Grand Palais, Paris, France
Nature Design: From Inspiration to Innovation. Museum of Design, Zurich, Switzerland
Designtide. Tokyo, Japan
Rotterdamn Antwerpt: 400 Years of Design in Rotterdam. Historic Museum of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Design Port. Milk Gallery, New York, NY
Human Touch. TheNewDowse Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Design Prijs Rotterdam. Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2006
Simply Droog: 10 + 3 years of creating innovation and discussion. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Bone Series. Design Miami, with Barry Friedman Ltd. and Droog Design, Miami, FL
Ideal House. The International Furniture Fair IMM Cologne, Germany
GEBORDUURD exhibition. Textiel Museum Tilburg, Netherlands
Cut for Purpose. Fruitport studios, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Human Touch. Droog Design Exhibition, Shanghai, China; Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Design Museum London. Traveling European design show
Mutations Céramiques. Museum of Rouen, Netherlands
MISS/FIT. Pure Austria Design, Vienna, Austria

2005
Over de Mensen en de Dingen. Museum Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Biennale de Ceramique Contemporaine de Chateauroux. France
Arco 12. Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
Simply Droog: 10 years of Droog Design. Museum Mudac,Lausanne, Switzerland
New Dutch Designers. Droog Design Gallery, Netherlands
European Design. Design Museum London, England Limited Joris Laarman, DSM Corporate Headquarters, Heerlen Netherlands
The Value for Money. Exhibition of Droog Design, Stakhanov ceramics, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Chi ha paura…? Exhibited Credit Brooch. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Simply Droog: 10 years of Droog Design. Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands
100 jaar Arco. Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands

2004
IMM Cologne 04. Cologne, Germany
Go Slow. Droog Design, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Concrete Poetry. Design Academy at the Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Improvisare. Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY
Just what it is. Lille 2004, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, France
Joris Laarman. Design Museum Tank, London, England
10 + 1 Years Simply Droog. Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Joris Laarman. DSM Art Collection, Heerlen, Netherlands

2003
Ceramics exhibition. Bijenkorf Maastricht, Netherlands
Graduation show. Eindhoven Design Academy, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Lekker Decadent. Museum Princessehof Leeuwarden,Netherlands
Painfully Beautiful and Ivy. Traveling Exhibition
Reinventing Functionality. The NAI (Dutch Architecture Institute) Rotterdam, Netherlands


AWARDS
2011
Innovator of the Year, Wall Street Journal

2008
International Elle Decoration Award

2007
Woon Award

2006
Red Dot design award

2004
Young Designer of the Year. Wallpaper magazine
Nomination (Heatwave), Domestic Product Design of the Year. Wallpaper Magazine
Interior Innovation Award 2004. The International Furniture Fair, IMM Cologne
Red Dot design award
Winner of the Brabantse spleen competition Hertogenbosch, Netherlands


MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL
Centro de Arts Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain [Heatwave Radiator, 2003, one off]
Center Pompidou, Paris, France [Bone Chaise, 2006]
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands [Bone Chair, 2006]
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY [Heatwave Radiator, 2003]
Droog Design, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DSM Art Collection, Heerlen, Netherlands
Fond national d’art contemporain, Puteaux, France [Heatwave Radiator, 2003]
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France [elements of first prototype for Heatwave Radiator, 2003]
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands [Bone Chaise, 2006; Heatwave Radiator, 2003, one off, Branch Bookshelf, 2010]
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA [Leaf Table Prototype, 2010; Bone Armchair, 2008]
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada [Bone Rocker, 2008]
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands [elements of first prototype for Heatwave Radiator, 2003]
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany [Bone Chair, 2006]
Museum Kunst Paviljoen, Groninger, Netherlands [elements of first prototype for Heatwave Radiator, 2003]
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX [Bone Rocker, 2008
Museum of Modern Art, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY [Bone Chair, 2006]
Museum of Rouen, France
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands [Heatwave Radiator, 2003; Cup and Saucer, 2004; Brooch, 2005]
Smalle Haven, student housing complex, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany [Bone Chair, 2006]


LITERATURE
Miller, R. Craig, P. Sparke and C. McDermott. European Design Since 1985.
Shaping the New Century. London: Merrell Publishers in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2009.
CAB Centro de Arte. Stranger than Fiction. Spain: Caja de Burgos, 2008.
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. Rococo: The Continuing Curve. New York: Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, 2008.
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais. Design contre Design: Deux Siècles de Créations. France: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 2007.
Klantern, Robert, Sophie Lovell and Birga Meyer. Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century. Berlin: Die Gestalten, 2007.
Wanders, Marcel. Ed. International Design Yearbook 2005. London: laurence king, 2005.
Ramakers, Renny. Ed. Simply Droog 10 + 1 Years of Creating Innovation and Discussion. Amsterdam: Droog Design, 2006.
The State of Things. Design and the 21st Century. Israel: Design Museum Holon, 2010.


PRESS
2011
De-Smet, Philip. “Rijksmuseum Falls for Young Designer.” Netherlands Worldwide, September 12, 2011
Dick-Agnew, David. "Joris Laarman at High Museum in Atlanta." Azure, May 18, 2011.
"High Commissions Two Iconic Designers for Exhibition Opening in June."Artdaily.org, April 12, 2011.
Labaco, Ronald T. "In Perspective: A Curator's Eye." Modern Magazine, April 2011.

2010
Rawsthorn, Alice. “From lab to life, the ‘new world.’” International Herald Tribune, March 15, 2010.
“Joris Laarman Unveils New Work at Friedman Benda.” Antiques and the Arts Weekly, March 7 – 13, 2010.
“Joris Laarman: The Dutch Designer at the Top of His Game.” The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September-December 2010.
De Wild, Femke. “Exhibition by Joris Laarman.” Frame, March 11, 2010.
Khemsurov, Monica. “The Future’s So Bright…” The New York Times Style Magazine, March 10, 2010.
Sokol, David. “For three years I was known as the Heatwave guy.” Design.nl, March 5, 2010.
Greenberg, Kevin. “The Pin-up Board: Joris Laarman.” Pinup, Spring/Summer 2010.
Donoghue, Katy. “Joris Laarman Lab.” Whitewall Magazine, March 4, 2010.
Mckeough, Tim. “The Science Guy. “ Surface, April 2010.
Tischler, Linda. “Dem Bones: Joris Laarman Lets His Skeletal Chairs Do Their Own Things.” Fast Company.com, March 2, 2010.
Stalios, Michael. “When Everything is Possible: Joris Laarman’s Design for the Future Mind.” Zink, May 2010.
Swengley, Nicole. “Decade of Diversification.” FT.com, January 15, 2010.

2009
“FUrniTURE: Joris Laarman’s Bone Chair.” Ignis Fatuus, October 15, 2009.
“Sunshine Status.” The Magazine from the Wall Street Journal. March, 2009.
Patton, Phil. “Automotive Science Fair.” Autoweek, March, 2009.

2008
Carincotte, Marlène. “Quand la poesie rejointe la fonction.” Art Travel, December, 2008.
Kazanjian, Dodie. “Wet n’ Wild.” Vogue, September, 2008.
Vanity Fair, September, 2008.
"Joris Laarman." Arte y Parte, May, 2008. p. 128
Carrozini, Francesco. “Joris Laarman.” L’Uomo Vogue, April, 2008.
Teunissen, Bert. “Good Bones.” W Magazine, March, 2008.
Ouroussoff, Nicolai. “The Soul of New Machines.” The New York Times, Weekend Arts, February 22, 2008.

2007
“Bone Furniture.” Metropolis, November, 2007.
Phillips, Ian. “Der Knochenbieger.” Architectural Digest Germany, September, 2007.
Rawsthorn, Alice. “Defining Light of the Moment, Soulful and Surreal.” Herald Tribune, August 27, 2007.
Maggi, Laura. “Free Sttyle.” Elle Décor Italia, June, 2007.
West, Daniel. “Design and Biology.” Icon, April, 2007.
Schouwenberg, Louise. “Digital Déco.” Domus, February, 2007.
Hell, Nicolai. “Show Time.” Thirty Four, 2007.
Roux, Caroline. “The Flying Dutchman.” Pol Oxygen, Issue 22, 2007.

2005
Mascheroni, Loredana. “Joris vs. Vico.” Domus, No. 878, February, 2005.
Schaap, Eva. “New Dutch on the Block.” Frame, No. 46, 2005.

2004
Colman, David. "Form Follows Function Right Across the Wall." The New York Times, October 24, 2004. p. 36
Wiltshire, Alex. Icon Magazine, April, 2004.
Picchi, Francesca. “Wall Lingerie.” Domus Magazine, March, 2004.
Basar, Shumon. “Sweet Sexcess.” Tank Magazine, February, 2004.

2003
Schouwenberg, Louise. “The Heat’s On.” Frame Magazine, September, 2003.
   
 
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