Friedman Benda Gallery is one of the best galleries exhibiting at Design Miami 2016. The gallery returns to Design Miami with Crosscurrents, an exhibition of new work by eight international designers.
Spanning five continents and three generations with a dialogue among practices, the exhibition will emphasize the rich diversity and backgrounds of the group, while calling attention to the breadth and depth of each individual designer’s practice.
Joris Laarman lab is a self-described ‘experimental playground’ that blends cutting-edge technology with traditional means of making. From sculptural furniture to innovative production processes and museum installations, the studio often spends years on a body of work that thematically explores a manufacturing technique, material or technological process.
At Design Miami 2016 Friedman Benda gallery presents a survey of Laarman’s research in digital fabrication. The exhibition ‘bits & crafts’ includes work from the lab’s ‘microstructures’, ‘dragon bench’, and ‘maker’ series, as well as the debut of the first piece in a new series of robotically printed screens.
The exhibition brings a range of Laarman’s series together, each investigating a type of material and methodology. Microstructures’ explores 3D printing in durable mediums at the scale of furniture, with each piece made up of cells that vary in form, size and function.
te machine prints stainless steel mid-air, allowing Laarman to draw complex curved lines and surfaces in space. works in the ‘maker’ series are built from many parametric parts engineered to fit together exactly like a three-dimensional puzzle.
Joris Laarman says: “our latest experimental work is a collection of sculptural screens, produced by MX3D, varying in sizes, geometries and materials. even multi-material gradients from bronze to steel are in the planning. the computational generated aesthetics of the screens are not just pleasing for the eye, but are also pushing the boundaries of our technology. 3D printing in metals on this large scale is unexplored territory so we are learning as we develop new sculptural work.”
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