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 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 Made out of paper with laminated object manufacturing technology—the first rapid prototyping technique now superseded by laser sintering—the one-off piece is an example of ‘antique high-tech’.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.