Slovenian designer Lara Bohinc likes to work with contradictions: bold, but light; graphic, but fluid; angular, but feminine. In this way she brings different worlds together, resulting in very unique furniture and other decorative pieces.
Lara Bohinc studied Industrial Design in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana before taking a master's degree in metalwork and jewellery design at the Royal College of Art in London. Shortly after graduation she received the 'New Generation Award' from the British Fashion Council in 1997. Quite an honour that prompted her to set up her own studio. As a design consultant she worked for several years for many luxury brands such as Monblanc, Gucci and Cartier. Now she uses this rich experience to further explore the possibilities of furniture and design objects with Bohinc Studio (founded in 2016).
Different worlds come together in the designs of Lara Bohinc.
An important aspect of her work is diversity and bringing together things that seem too different at first sight. She builds bridges between furniture, objects, jewellery and textiles. Lara Bohinc also likes to search for unique combinations in materials. Given her background and knowledge of production techniques, she knows perfectly how to combine aesthetics and function in one design that exudes contemporary elegance. Construction and deconstruction play an important role as well, and so she creates unique forms that transport us to higher spheres, to a different world, to a place where everything is possible. Bohinc Studio's collections and designs often have a very appropriate name that immediately reveals their atmosphere and style: 'Orbit', 'Planetarium', 'Stargazer', 'Jupiter', 'Constellation', 'Half Moon' and 'Solaris'. Here, we chose to put the 'Lunar' or 'Collision' collection in the spotlight because it perfectly reflects the approach and philosophy of Bohinc Studio. ‘The pieces are constructed from steel and aluminium, that form each circular base, into which laser cut sheets of marble are set, rather like precious jewellery,’ we read on the website. Despite the robustness of the materials, the designs are still dynamic. They are reminiscent of planets and the orbits that run around them. The liveliness is further enhanced by the combination of different characteristic marbles in some of the designs. Lara Bohinc’s totally unique design language is created by enlarging a technique used in making exclusive jewellery to a larger scale, to a new world. Otherworldly and stunning!
Discover more of these unique designs on theBohinc Studio's website. Header Image: Showroom © Kate Martin
Images courtesy of Bohinc Studio