Maarten Baas

Posted on Mon, 2 Apr 2007 by KiM

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has quite the imagination. I was totally blown away when I saw his work. He is so talented and creative that Moooi adopted his Smoke designs and his furniture has been bought by museums and collectors such as Philippe Starck. Did I mention he is only 29 years old?

Burned pieces of furniture, preserved with clear epoxy.

CLAY FURNITURE: Industrial clay, hand-modeled on top of metal ‘skeletons’, surface painted with colored lacquer.

All kinds of products became a bookshelf, coated in P.U. coating.

I love that people are pushing the boundaries of furnitere design. You could never really use the things but they’d look great as feature items, a piece of sculpture. But OMG how could he burn a Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair. The young dogs are after the masters!

Kim says:

came across his work couple years ago. the smoke collection is one of my great loves- the upright piano is incredible.

janellio says:

I love the sense of humor in the pieces. I think everything needs to be a little bit funny.

Bacchus says:

I love the smoke chairs too. There were a couple on his site I would love to have in my home.

Nick says:

Love this stuff! Love the plastic chair and the smoke range is just genius!

I’m working on a project called Flaming Desks: .. hopefully the desk I’m going to burn will look as good as this!

I did a blog post about Maartin.. on there too!

Pulit4 says:

hi people! i think maarten baas is a great designer… it’s really inspiring! just like great designers and brands like Stark, lovegrove, Boca do Lobo, Delightfull, an so on… 🙂 keep posting!

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