Archive for August, 2011

Paper bone chair at Rijksmuseum

Posted:  August 30th 2011

Droog and Joris Laarman have donated the Paper bone chair to the Rijksmuseum. The prototype will be on display at the Rijksmuseum from August 30th until September 26th, 2011. Paper bone chair is the latest addition to an arrangement that will be shown in the main building of the museum in 2013.

Paper bone chair at Rijksmuseum

Paper bone chair by Joris Laarman
Paper bone chair by Joris Laarman for Droog is a previously unreleased early study of the internationally acclaimed aluminum Bone chair. Made out of paper with laminated object manufacturing technology—the first rapid prototyping technique now superseded by laser sintering—the one-off piece is an example of ‘antique high-tech’. For both chairs, Laarman uses 3D soft kill optimization software used in the automobile industry to literally generate the shape of a chair as an evolutionary process.

The aluminum Bone chair was first presented at Design Miami for the Smart deco project initiated by Droog and Friedman Benda in 2006, and since has joined various public collections such as MoMA NY, Vitra Design Museum, Centraal Museum Utrecht and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg.


In the press: design for download

Posted:  August 29th 2011

Australia’s Vogue Living featured an interview with Droog’s Agata Jaworska about Design for download.

“Droog is interested in developing new models for the design, distribution and production of design. Downloadable design is a whole chain redesigned and we are interested in innovating on both levels – on a system level and a product level. We’re always looking at structural innovation of supply chains for design – innovation on the level of the system behind design, not just innovative product design. We are interested in what the interaction will be with the user. How is a product distributed? What parts are transported? What parts are digital?”
– Agata Jaworska, Droog

Read the rest here.

Vogue Living also interviewed designer Herman Verkerk of Eventarchitectuur. Read the article here.