After a decade-long stint with Cartier, exploring sculpture through jewellery, Lara Bohinc embarked upon creating functional pieces for living. Finding the larger medium so compelling, upon working on private commissions Bohinc launched her own studio in 2016 to dedicate her practice to object and furniture design.
The studio creates work of iconic beauty that honours traditional principles of craft and employs expertise in material and manufacturing techniques. Function fused with modernity forms the genesis of Bohinc’s contemporary design practice, feeding an obsession with the deconstruction and reconfiguration of form, expressed in the finest materials. Bohinc signature is a mix of contradictions: bold yet light, graphic yet fluid, angular yet feminine.
Bohinc design palette varies in scale from small to very large objects and she produces unique pieces to unlimited editions.
She has engaged in permanent public commissions such as Friendship Bench commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea Council for the Golborne Forum London, installed in 2017, as well as private commissions such as Haunted and Metropolis Chandeliers for Mandrake Hotel in London in 2017.
Bohinc’s obsession with material and research has taken her around the globe including a residency in Murano, Italy where she has worked with local glass blowers on a series of pieces for Venetian Hotel Bauer; to Wajima, Japan where she worked with a small community of Urushi craftsmen to create works that have been exhibited at Gallery Fumi for the London Design Festival in 2018.
The studio has collaborated with Swedish rug manufacturer Kasthall in 2018 to on a textiles collection entitled From the Sun to the Moon, with Roll and Hill on a collection of lighting titled Moonrise, with Lapicida on a series of marble tables and accessories, as well as with Skultuna for brass home accessories.
Bohinc Studio has successfully launched Since the World is Round in 2018 and Planetaria in 2019 (celebrating 50 years of man landing on the moon) during FuoriSalone in Milan and at London Design Festival. Bohinc Studio returned to London Design Festival in September 2021 with the first edition of the Afternoon Tea collection and with second edition exhibited at Design Miami in December 2021. The latest body of work Peaches, which takes inspiration from female form, has been exhibited during FuoriSalone at Alcova in Milan in June 2022.
Bohinc’s first retrospective solo exhibition at MAO Ljubljana, Slovenia (Museum for Architecture & Design) was held in 2018 and she has exhibited at the Eye of the Collector; and with Gallery Fumi at PAD, Nomad and Salon Art and Design.