Tessa’s Designer Pick – Joris Laarman Lab


Tessa Blokland  


A few weeks ago we posted a blog on 3D printed bridges, which reminded me of Design Academy Eindhoven alumnus Joris Laarman. I still remember being quite impressed by his graduation project in 2003, a Rococo-style designed radiator. The original way he combined function with an unique aesthetics is something that constantly returns in his work. Laarman combines new technologies with the patience of a craftsman, resulting in projects that stand out in function as well as in shape. Below are examples in which he uses 3D printing.

Adaptation Chair (2014), 3D printed polyamide, electroformed copper.

Aluminum Gradient Chair (2014), 3D printed aluminum.

Bits & Parts (2014), 3D printed puzzle pieces in FDM technology, that are assembled together to become a chair.

Dragon (2014), 3D printed welded metal with the MX3D printer developed in-house.

MX3D Bridge / Full Bridge Span Printed (2018), 3D printed metal in MX3D technology,  to challenge the endless possibilities of the in-house developed MX3D metal printer in making a 3D printed metal bridge.


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Each of Tessa’s designer pick is a curated group of 3D printed designs or projects from one designer or design studio. If you would like to offer a designer or design studio for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed designs or projects you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest picks every week in your mailbox.

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