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stainless steel
89.2 × 194.5 × 177.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
ed. 4/8
engraved (vertically) in metal plate on base c.: JORIS laarman
punched (vertically) in metal plate on base c.: 4/8
Accession Number
Contemporary Design and Architecture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Donald Russell Elford and Dorothy Grace Elford Bequest, 2017
© Joris Laarman
Gallery location
Not on display
Dragon bench was produced using a MX3D printer, a custom 3D printer created by Joris Laarman Lab that prints objects with molten stainless steel delivered by a robot. This groundbreaking system allows Laarman to draw metal lines in space, and for these lines to form complex shapes that are strong and resilient. The shape of the bench is created from mathematical instructions and computer codes that regenerate and evolve over time, meaning the design of each work is unique. Dragon bench is the first large-scale design work by Laarman to be 3D printed in self-supporting lines of metal.