Joris Laarman was born in a small village in the countryside of the Netherlands, bordering with Germany, in 1979. In 1998 after one year of fine arts, he began his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated cum laude in 2003.
In the same year he gained notoriety with his functional rococo radiator "Heatwave" that was acquired by several museums and won several design awards.
In 2004 Joris Laarman started his own independent studio, which concentrates on product design and architecture, often combining a conceptual and poetic approach with style and engineering.
In addition to a collection of highly unique product editions, he collaborates with numerous well-known international industrial design firms like Flos, Artecnica, Swarovski, Droog.
Laarman's work is exhibited all over the world at many fairs, museums and galleries. One of his most significant successes was the presentation of the "ideal house” project in 2006, exhibited at the IMM Cologne Furniture Fair.
He contributed articles and seminars for Domus Magazine and was a guest teacher at European universities, including the "Architectural Association" (AA) in London, "Rietveld Academy" in Amsterdam and the "Design Academy" in Eindhoven.
Joris Laarman received diverse prizes and awards, as the "Young Designer of The Year Award" (2004), Wallpaper Magazine; "Interior Innovation Award" (2004), International Furniture Fair Imm Cologne; "Red Dot Design Award" (2006); "Woon Award" (2007); "International Elle Decoration Talent of The Year Award" (2008).
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