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    EDIDA YOUNG DESIGN TALENT 2008, Laarman invented a lamp powered by hamster ovarian cells modified with the gene that causes the light given off by fireflies.

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Joris Laarman was born in 1979 in the rural countryside of The Netherlands. After graduating cum laude at the renowned Design academy Eindhoven he established his Lab in 2004. Now located in Amsterdam the lab works on industrial design for clients like Vitra and Flos and creates and produces experimental works in collaboration with scientists, engineers and craftsmen from around the world. In 2011 he was awarder innovator of the year in design by the Wall street Journal. He contributed in articles and seminars for Domus magazine and he was a guest teacher at European universities like the Architectural Association London, Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and the Design Academy Eindhoven. His work has been widely publicized and shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide and can be found in the permanent collections of over 30 leading international museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

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