Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Digital Humanism

Since the 2000s, with the arrival of digital tools, designers have freed themselves from the usual technical limitations and have gone beyond standardized shapes. Patrick Jouin is a pioneer with his chair Solid C2 created by stereolithography. Motion capture and drawing by hand, directly in space, has allowed furniture to be materialized by rapid prototyping, the Swedish collective Front has allowed passage from gesture to object.

Using 3D printing, the fashion designer Iris van Herpen also explores forms that are both unique and spectacular, at the border between science and design, Joris Laarman has in this way succeeded in reproducing the flight of a bird simulated by a cinema program while Olivier van Herpt has created new surface effects by applying this technology, not to resins but instead to ceramic.

Musee des Art Decoratifs Paris

Image: Olivier van Herpt


  • 2019 Parcours Céramique Carougeois, Geneva, CH
  • 2019 Biennale Vallauris, Vallauris, FR
  • 2019 MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT
  • 2019 Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, NL
  • 2019 Kazerne, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2019 La Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT

  • 2015 Operae, Turin, IT
  • 2015 Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2015 Graduation Show DAE, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2015 Mint Gallery, London, UK
  • 2015 Krehky Gallery, Mikolov, CZ
  • 2015 Designkwartier, Den Haag, NL
  • 2015 The Green Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2015 Bienal Brasileira de Design, Florianópolis, BR
  • 2015 Transnatural, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2015 Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan, IT
  • 2015 Salone del Mobile DAE, Milan, IT
  • 2015 Kazerne, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2015 Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL


  • 2018 Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2018 Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL
  • 2017 Government Art Collection, The Hague, NL
  • 2017 Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City, MX
  • 2017 Gemeentemuseum The Hague, The Hague, NL
  • 2017 Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • 2017 Grand-Hornu, Hornu, BE
  • 2016 Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, FR
  • 2016 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2016 Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL
  • 2015 Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester, UK