Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age is the first large-scale solo exhibition of work by internationally renowned Dutch designer Joris Laarman. His furniture, lighting, ceramics, jewelry, and product designs are highly progressive in both aesthetics and cutting-edge production technology.

Working with engineers, scientists, and craftsmen, Laarman challenges the boundaries of art, design, and technology through his use of digital fabrication methods and robotics. Importantly, equal attention is paid to form and beauty, setting him apart from other contemporary designers.

Laarman’s inspirations include the Baroque and nature, rendering his designs as compelling as they are revolutionary. The exhibition is organized around three themes—Reinventing Functionality; Bone Furniture; and Digital Matter and Fluid Dynamics—that cover every phase of his career.

This 45-minute tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.

Drop in! Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from Melvyn and Cyvia Wolff; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Mitra Mujica-Margolis and Michael Margolis; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; The Powell Foundation; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.