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Joris Laarman
(Dutch, 1979)
 
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1979  Born in the Netherlands
Lives and works in the Netherlands
 
Education
1998-2003  Design Academy Eindhoven (cum laude)
 
Exhibitions
2018
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, ‘Design in the digital age’, US
High Museum of Art, ‘Design in the digital age’, Atlanta, US
Kukje Gallery, 'Gradients', Seoul, KR
 
2017
National Gallery of Victoria, ‘Triennial’, Melbourne, AU
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, ‘Design in the digital age’, New York, US
Gwanju Design Biennale, Gwanju City, KR
Design Society, Minding the Digital, Shenzhen, CN
Centre Pompidou, ‘Printing the world’, Paris, FR
Galerie Poirel (CNAP), Le Grand Détournement, Nancy, FR
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Channeling Nature by Design, US
Friedman Benda Gallery, DNA10, NYC, US
The Centre for Art in Wood, ‘Wood, Revisited’, Philadelphia, US
Cube Design Museum, ‘3d Print: NOW!’, Heerlen, NL
Vitra Design Museum, ‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’, Weil am Rhein, DE
 
2016
Center for Arts and Technology, ‘Lightoptia’, Lisbon, PT
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, ‘Out of hand’, Sydney, AU
MARCO, ‘Lightoptia’, Monterrey, MX
The Penthes Museum, "Old Masters, New Masters", Geneva, CH
 
2015
Groninger Museum, ‘Joris Laarman Lab’, Groningen, NL
Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau: ‘A 21st Century Show Home’, Swiss Institute, New York, US
Beurs van Berlage, ‘Berlage, Godfather of Dutch Design’, Amsterdam, NL Hofmobiliendpot Vienna: ‘Lightoptia’, Vienna, AT
Autostadt, ‘Joris Laarman Lab’, Wolfsburg, DE
Design Museum Gent, ‘Lightopia’, Gent, BE
Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, ‘How we work’, ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL Victoria & Albert Museum, ‘What is Luxury’, London, UK
MoMA, This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good’, New York, US
 
2014
Museum voor Communicatie,’GO3D’, Den Haag, NL
High Museum of Art, ‘Dragon bench’, Atlanta, US
Van Abbe Museum, ‘Sense Nonsense’, Eindhoven, NL
Gorcums Museum, ‘Van stoelen bezeten’, Gorchum, NL WOW-Amsterdam, ‘Slow Tech’, Amsterdam, NL
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (traveling exhibition), Rotterdam, NL
Museum of Arts and Design ‘What would Mrs. Webb do? A founders vision’, New York, US
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, ‘Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday’, FI
Espace Fondation EDF: ‘Lightopia’ (travelling exhibition), Paris, FR Friedman Benda Gallery, ‘Bits & Crafts’ New York, US
Museum of Modern Art Finland, Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (Traveling exhibition), Helsinki, FI
MoMA, ‘A collection of ideas’, NYC, US
 
2013
Design Museum, ‘The future is here, a new industrial revolution’, London, UK Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (Traveling exhibition), Rovereto, IT
Mad Museum, Out of hand, materializing the post digital’, New York, US FRAC Centre, ‘Archilab 9’, Orleans, FR
Het Nieuwe Instituut, ‘Biodesign’, Rotterdam, NL
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam ‘Reopening 2013’, Amsterdam, NL
Cuypershuis, ‘Harry Tillieprijs’, Roermond, NL
Vitra Design Museum, ‘Light-Exhibition’, Weil am Rhein, DE
Centre Pompidou/ Frac Centre Orleans, ‘Archilab 2013’, Orleans, FR Friedman Benda Gallery, ’Solo exhibition’, New York, US
High Museum of Art, ’Contemporary jewelry’, Atlanta, US
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Rovereto, IT
 
2012
Centraal Museum Utrecht, ’Top stukken’, Utrecht, NL
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, ’Decorative arts on view’, Montreal, CA Friedman Benda Gallery, ‘Winter groupshow’, New York, US
The Taipei ne Arts Museum, ’DESTRØY DESIGN’, Taipei, TW
Kukje Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seoul, KR
Victoria & Albert Museum, ‘New Acquisitions’, London, UK
Museum of Architecture and Design, ‘Bio.23’, Ljubljana, SI
Royal Palace Oranienbaum, ‘Dutch Design - House of Orange’, DE Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, ‘Lost modernity’, Hamburg, DE
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, ‘New Energy’, Rotterdam, NL
Vitra Design Museum. Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (Traveling exhibition), Weil am Rhein, DE
 
2011
Museum Marta Herford, ‘Now, Perceptions of Time and Contemporary Design’, Herford, DE
MAK Vienna, Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (Traveling exhibition) Vienna, AT
National Museum of China, ‘Creative junctions’, Beijing, CN
Groninger Museum, ‘Material World’, Groningen, NL
Centre Pompidou, ‘100 masterpieces’, Paris, FR
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (Traveling exhibition), Stuttgart, DE
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, ‘Ideen sitzen’, Hamburg, DE
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ‘Temporary Stedelijk 2’, Amsterdam, NL
High Museum of Art, ‘Modern by design’, Atlanta, US
High Museum of Art, ‘Digital Matter’, Atlanta, US
Boymans van Beuningen ‘Progressive energy’, Rotterdam, NL
Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, ‘La colección [I+E]2’, Burgos, ES
Milwaukee Art Museum ‘Design Since 1985 Shaping the New Century’, Milwaukee, US
Design Museum Holon, ‘Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation’, Holon, IL
 
2010
Art Institute Chicago, ‘Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design’, Chicago, US Grenswerk art festival, ‘Over leven’, Enschede, NL
Porzelanikon, ‘Utopia of the Everyday’, Selb, DE
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the everyday (Traveling exhibition), Wolfsburg, DE
Friedman Benda Gallery, ‘Joris Laarman’, New York, US
Museum of Modern Art ‘Action! Design over Time’, New York, US
High Museum of Art, ‘European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century’, Atlanta, US
21_21 Design, ‘Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation’, Tokyo, JP Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, ‘Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
 
 
Public collections
Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
MoMA New York, US
Centre Pompidou, FR
Cooper-Hewitt, US
FNAC, FR
Groninger Museum, NL
High Museum Atlanta, US
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, CA
Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, ES
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, US
LACMA, Los Angeles, US
Vitra Design Museum, DE
Museum voor Communicatie, NL
Art Institute of Chicago, US
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, NL
Museum Kunst Paviljoen Groningen, NL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
Museum of Art and Design, NYC, US
Boymans van Beuningen, NL
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, FR
Metropolitan Museum of Art, US
Droogdesign collection, NL
Museum of Modern Art Den Bosch, NL
DSM art foundation, NL
Textiel Museum Tilburg, NL
Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, DE
Museum of Rouen, FR
Centraal Museum, NL
Milwaukee Art Museum, US
Indianapolis Museum of Art, US
CNAP, FR
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, US
Musee des arts decoratifs, Paris, FR
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
 
Awards
2016 Amsterdam Prize of the Arts
2013 Harry Tillieprijs nomination
2011 Wall Street Journal Innovator of the year
2009 Woon Award
2008 International Elle Decoration award
2007 Woon award
2006 Red Dot design award
2004 Interior Innovation award, International furniture fair imm cologne  
2004 Young Designer of the Year award, Wallpaper magazine
2004 Domestic product of the year (heatwave)
2004 Winner of the Brabantse spelen competition Hertogenbosch
2003 Rene Smeetsprijs nomination