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Lara Bohinc Biography


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 pure geometric 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 Wajima, Japan 2017 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, this collection was a finalist at the 2019 NYC X Design Awards. 
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, along with Gallery Fumi at PAD, Nomad and Salon Art and Design.
Bohinc’s first retrospective solo exhibition at MAO Ljubljana, Slovenia (Museum for Architecture & Design) was held in 2018.

 

Bohinc recently designed Moonrise lighting collection for Brooklyn lighting company Roll and Hill which launched in January 2021.
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.