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An Exclusive Look at the Making of Joris Laarman’s Bone Chair

Dutch designer Joris Laarman describes how he turned an algorithm created for the automotive industry loose on a chunk of material and spawned a chair that mimics how bones and trees grow.

Joris Laarman, whose first U.S. solo show just opened at New York’s Friedman Benda gallery, is the young Dutch sensation whose Bone Chairs and Rococo Radiators are pushing the frontiers of where art and science meet and make merry. His work, which is remarkable both for its scientific grounding and its finely-crafted beauty, has critics comparing him to that other design wunderkind, Marc Newson.

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In this video, he describes his process, and how he’s just letting his chairs be all that they can be.

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Linda Tischler writes about the intersection of design and business for Fast Company.

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