Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts

Digitally fabricated and designed furniture that blends the experimental with the practical

There’s a downpour falling in Chelsea—Manhattan’s west side neighborhood where galleries outnumber bodegas—a ceaseless opening of the skies, the kind that New Yorkers refuse to adapt to. Outside the Friedman Benda gallery, Amsterdam-based Joris Laarman‘s precision-built, technologically produced series of furniture is being carefully transported indoors. Many of the intricate pieces were printed and assembled in Laarman’s studio (or perhaps more accurately, lab) just weeks …