Lara Bohinc MBE studied Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, followed by an MA in Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art London. After graduation, she won the British Fashion Council's New Generation Award and launched her own studio. She was design consultant for many luxury brands, amongst them Exte, Guy Laroche, Montblanc, Gucci and most notably Cartier, a position she held for over a decade.
Bohinc believes in the universality of good design, that's why she always looks to bridge the divide across different mediums of furniture, objects, jewellery and textiles. Her ability to create work with iconic beauty is rooted in her familiarity with materials and manufacturing approaches. While retaining a deep respect for the traditional principles of her craft, she has also drawn on her knowledge of industrial techniques, fusing modernity of style with function, to achieve a contemporary elegance. The same principles apply in all of her designs – the use of the finest materials and an obsession with the deconstruction and reconfiguration of pure geometric form.
Her first furniture piece was the Solaris Kinetic Table, launched at the Wallpaper Handmade exhibition in 2014. The success of this piece resulted in two further collections of marble furniture and interior accessories. Bohinc has also collaborated with Swedish company Skultuna for a bestselling range of brass candleholders and desktop accessories. She has exhibited at London Design Festival, at Sketch Gallery and she was invited to take part in Bloomberg's Waste Not Want It exhibition. Her design for Friendship Bench was commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea council and in 2016 she set up Bohinc Studio for the exploration of furniture and object design. Bohinc exhibited at Fuori Salone and 2017 and 2018. She has also exhibited with Fumi Gallery at PAD London, Nomad 2018 (Monte Carlo and St Moritz) and The Salon New York.
Her first exhibition in Slovenia was organised in 2018 at the Museum of Architecture and Design, where she presented her work and also held workshops for designers eager to learn from her success.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Bohinc Studio presented its Lunar House, an experiential pop-up exhibition, during London Design Week 2019. Set in a transformed period townhouse in King's Cross Design District, Lunar House featured new designs and the studio's Planetaria collection.