Houston’s “Joris Laarman Lab” Exhibit Demonstrates One Giant Leap for Artists

The artist’s toolbox just got bigger. Exponentially so.

Dutch designer Joris Laarman and filmmaker Anita Star, co-founders of the Joris Laarman Lab, have dominated the relatively new field of 3-D printing and together — along with a team of coders and craftspeople — are reinventing functionality to create objects at the intersection of art and design.

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s media preview for “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age,” it felt as if I was witnessing “one giant leap” for mankind’s art. While we’re all struggling to try to 3-D print Thor’s hammer, this team has clearly mastered the tools of tomorrow.

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