Probably best known for his Heatwave radiator produced by Droog, Dutch designer Joris Laarman opened his first solo show in the US last night at Friedman Benda. Titled 'Joris Laarman Lab', the show spans work from the last 5 years and has enough mirror-polished surfaces to rival Ron Arad's 'Guarded Thoughts' shown in the same gallery just over a year ago.
Laarman's beautifully engineered furniture is displayed on stainless tables with cad-like grid patterns etched into them, set against life sized sketches and notes scrawled directly onto the walls. A swooping trail of over sized paper planes reaches out like a massive tentacle leading visitors through a world of mathematics, mad science and tech-noir perfection.
Highlights amongst the work included; 'Leaf Table', a resin table top with an embedded steel vein pattern, 'Asimov Chair' a fully functional futuristic rapid-prototyping concept, and an impressive 5.6 meter high glass and concrete tower 'In Case of a Thousand Books'.Click through for more photos of the work and the opening.
Joris Laarman Lab
Mar. 4 - Apr. 10, 2010
515 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001