Joris Laarman (b. 1979) has had a meteoric rise in the design profession since his years at the Eindhoven Design Academy. While still a student there he designed as his thesis project the Heat Wave Radiator (featured in Cooper-Hewitt's Rococo exhibition and subsequently acquired for the collection, 2008-13-1-a/c). Upon graduation in 2003, he started his own company, Joris Laarman Studio, focusing on product design and architecture. In 2004, with film maker and partner Anita Star, Laarman founded Joris Laarman Lab. Laarman is particularly interested in working at the intersection of science and aesthetics. Before 2007, he came across the work of a German scientist, Claus Metthek, who developed an... more.