Bone Armchair by Joris Laarman



Dutch designer Joris Laarman has created a new edition to his Bone furniture range.


The Bone Armchair, created in a limited edition of 12 and exhibited by New York gallery Friedman Benda, is moulded from a mixture of marble and porcelain mixed with resin.


See Laarman's Bone Chair and Bone Chaise plus an explanation of how they were made in our story from December 2006.


Photos are by Jacob Krupnick. Thanks for the tip, Tjep!

Posted on Wednesday March 26th 2008 at 10:19 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • I can see this in the corner of the cave, next to the mammoth skin rug.

  • uncomfortable piece.

  • Mattia

    Really beautiful. This mixture of marble, porcelain and resin suits the design much better than the earlier clear resin and cast aluminum. A stunning piece.

  • NIce Form, however… too many notes!

  • Zenza

    I really think that this ‘kind of design’ is boring as hell.

  • greg

    Have a yabadabadoo time !

    Rancid : )

  • Ben

    amazing piece of design and manufacture, picture really do it justice much better than teh 3D render. nice one

  • Andrew S.

    Interesting concept… the back feels a little busy though.

  • Lite

    Good attemp to creat something beautiful, innovative and complex!
    Maybe next time …

  • I really like this. I just wonder how cold it feels when sitting on it.

  • K. Rimane

    it’s nice. i bet it’s comfortable too.

  • Fanky

    too much Rhino for me
    ..but it looks good – at least from here.

  • ambroise

    What’s new ?
    I really don’t understand this kind of “design”

  • Jesse Pietilä

    Beautifully Bone armchair manifestates the strong decision making skills of a designer and the sense of ergonomics can be seen clearly!

    In love with bold rising armrests.

  • ral

    what is actually interesting about this chair?

    not a great deal


  • yung

    How do you know it’s Rhino?
    Rhino really saved a lot of designer though.

  • Eric

    this is another sad display of MAYA design, anyone with a knowhow of Maya can do it, I personally do not support this type of design, here’s why:

    no thought is put into how its going to be built or exploiting material properties (think Eames), its always…”oh we’ll build it out of concrete, or fiber glass”.

    is this what design should constitute? perhaps if he found a way to build it out of wood or some other type of material, then it would be stunning.

  • pete

    On the contrary I think it is exploring different materials very interesting. Its nice that the aluminum one is thinner than this. Its a new step, if you like it or not.

  • Billy

    Should be delicate – just looks clumsy and heavy.

  • leandro locsin

    too much excess, this can still be refined and reconfigured to reach elegance

  • very interesting.. yet seems a bit too heavy.. legs could be more explored.. they kinda just hit the ground. Love to sit in it..

  • I think lots of folks who commented on this are just playa-hatin’. This is good, innovative design that has been critically acclaimed, plus it’s not your idea so you cannot limit it by trying to define it.

    Are most of these people just mad becuse they didn’t get the idea first?

  • xpez

    this is a chair worthy of a rap stars crib…IT”S PHAT!!!

  • xpez

    If its a “bone chair” I think a love seat with RIBS and tucks isnt out of the question.

    Also a CHROME one seems to be appropriate as well…since all of that structure is kind of overkill…for a human.

    Might as well BLING IT OUT more !!!!

  • Federico Escobar

    Really beautiful and complex piece to achieve in 3D and even more in the real life. Maybe with Tsplines it wouldn´t be such a headache to model it.
    I respect those who don´t like this design, but maybe they don´t know how hard it really is to start designing this kind of “non explodable-out of the box” objects (much similar as nature models).

  • A pretty unique design!

  • Kenneth Smythe

    In this chair function follows form. Too many connections give the chair a contrived appearance. The designer seems to be trying to hard to differentiate to achieve originality. I think this approach to design will come to a dead end very quickly. If you start with a proven geometry of comfort for your function hundreds of variations will flow from that. Google my name, Kenneth Smythe, and you will see examples of what I mean. I designed my first chair in 1970.