Evolutionary Influence

Dutch designer Joris Laarman (b. 1979) is best known for an ingenious oeuvre inspired by emerging technologies such as 3D metal printing and contemporary welding. Merging art and engineering, each piece is inspired by the unpredictability of the modern world, combining nostalgia, craftsmanship and an innovative form of imagination that utilises technological evolution to provide modern solutions that reflect the current climate. The first US exhibition, Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age, brings together a myriad of works made over the last few years, showcasing the unprecedented talents that bring fictitious ideas to life.

At Cooper Hewitt, New York, from 27 September. For more information: www.cooperhewitt.org

1. Bone Chair, Joris Laarman, 2014.