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Joris Laarman's Bone Chair

by Ami Kealoha in Design on 19 December 2006

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Debuted earlier this month during the Art Basel Miami Beach events, Joris Laarman's Bone chair takes its inspiration from the efficient way that bones grow (adding material where strength is needed and taking away material where it's unnecessary). Made using a digital tool developed by GM that copies these methods of construction, Laarman says the ironic result of his biomimetic technique is "an almost historic elegancy" that is "far more efficient compared to modern geometric shapes."

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