The Branch Self-designed by Joris Laarman is in the permanent collection to the Groninger Museum, Groningen.
Laarman works at the interface of design, art and science, always exploring new materials and innovative technologies. His remarkable work, like Branch Self, is often based on multiple experiments. Laarman has taken part in numerous exhibitions and many of his works are found in the prestigious collections of MoMA, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
In 2004, Laarman and his partner Anita Star founded Joris Lab. In the lab, a multidisciplinary team explores the prospects of design by research, experimentation and groundbreaking technology.
Joris Laarman is one of the most prominent designers today. With engineers, programmers and craftsmen, he conducts cutting-edge experiments that combine art, science and technology, using manufacturing processes that are often as innovative as the end results.
The Groninger Museum has followed Laarman for years and has acquired many important works, such as the Bone Chaise, Branch Shelf and the unique Digital Matter table series. On the occasion of this exhibition, Laarman created a new sculpture using the printing technique deployed to make the Amsterdam bridge.