Design Miami 2009
Paper bone chair by Joris Laarman
Droog presented Paper bone chair by Joris Laarman, 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 Made out of paper with laminated object manufacturing technology—the first rapid prototyping technique now superseded by laser sintering—the one-off piece is an example of ‘antique high-tech’.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 pieces, 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.
Frame desk and showcase by Studio Makkink & Bey
Starting with a simple frame, a whole desk and showcase has grown, with edges that remain open for the next piece of the Framed series, a never ending landscape of furniture. Part of Studio Makkink & Bey’s vision for a new world, where objects, furniture, interiors and spaces intersect, and where time and labour create a quality now hard to come by. A feat in handcraft, the Frame series is made without the use of any screws.
Droog also presented Seam chair & bench by Chris Kabel, Clock inlays by FormaFantasma, Limited fungi by mischer’traxler, Crystal virus: Massive infection by Pieke Bergmans, Chest of drawers XS by Tejo Remy, Creatures by Tobias Rockenfeld, 8 unique brooches by Iris Nieuwenburg, Heavy lightweight by Bas Warmoeskerken and Kokon furniture by Jurgen Bey.
We also presented our first house:
Townhouse at Design Miami