Joris Laarman started Joris Laarman Lab in 2004 in partnership with filmmaker Anita Star. Joris Laarman Lab is an experimental playground set up to shape the future. It tinkers with craftsmen, scientists, engineers and many other young, motivated people. It wants to give meaning to technological progress and show the beauty of how things could work, using a hands-on approach imbued with a sense of poetry.
Joris describes open design as “a complex theme that has not yet revealed all its twists and turns. Essentially, open design offers a new economic model for design that distributes power among creative professionals and local manufacturers, rather than concentrating it in centralized industrial brands.”
Joris Laarman contents in Open Design Now:
The mediocracy of the middle classes dominates the current mass production design. In a world less controlled by branding and regulations, a new breed of designers can contribute to an altered, more honest economy. An interview with Dutch designer Joris Laarman, … Continue reading