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This unique and versatile Bone furniture was designed by Joris Laarman.
“Generating constructions using the exact same principle as bone growth first developed by Claus Mattheck and further developed by Opel in Germany to create elegant lightweight car parts of the same strength as their bulky geometric ancestors. We used the process not only to optimize an existing shape but to actually sculpt from a block with the underlying codes of mother nature. The series contain the first aluminum chair, rubber chaise, marble/ resin armchair, marble/ resin rocker, tungsten/ aluminum table and bronze bookshelf. These all were studies in shape, strenght and different materials. Together with vitra we are now working on a low cost and efficient industrial translation of the concept.” – Joris Laarman.