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 Bohin’s contemporary design practice , feeding an obsession with the deconstruction and reconfiguration of pure geometric form, expressed in the best materials. Bohinc signature is a mix of contradictions: bold yet light, graphic yet fluid, angular yet feminine Bohinc’s has engaged in private and permanent public commissions such as Friendship bench, commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea Council for the Golborne Forum London, installed 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 collection entitled From the Sun to the Moon, which launched in Stockholm. This collection was a finalist at the 2019 NYC X Design Awards. Bohinc Studio has successfully launched collections during FuoriSalone in Milan in 2018 and 2019, along with Gallery Fumi at PAD, Nomad and Salon Art and Design. Bohinc’s first retrospective solo exhibition MAO Ljubljana, Slovenia (Museum for Architecture & Design) was held in 2018. Bohinc Studio participated in London Design Festival 2019 with presentation Lunar House and returned in September 2021 with the first editions of Afternoon Tea.
Design Miami/ 2021 – Bohinc Studio
- Lara Bohinc