Joris Laarman (1979-) is one of the great new talents in the Dutch design scene, prophet of “digital design”. Deeply interested in the expressive possibilities of new technologies, through his works he aims to demonstrate that the sobriety of forms is not necessarily more functional than richly decorative creations. Graduated with honors from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, he soon joined the Droog Design team, a great forge of Dutch design talents that in previous years had launched names such as Marcel Wanders and Richard Hutten to success. In 2004 he founded his own studio and was immediately elected "Young Designer of the Year" by the prestigious Wallpaper * magazine. Emblem of his research are the furnishings of the Bone collection (including the famous Bone Chair, part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam), whose futuristic and alienating shape is the result of an algorithm that reproduces the complexity of human skeleton. His other visionary projects concern the first bridge in Amsterdam entirely printed in 3D and a special "time capsule" located at the North Pole with the collaboration of Greenpeace. His collaborations with the world of mass production are rare, including special products designed for Flos and Fatboy.