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Maarten Baas Furniture

Dutch, b. 1978

Furniture designer Maarten Baas doesn't subscribe to conformist notions of beauty and symmetry. He finds appeal in the character of aged patinas and wear from usage. As such, Baas doesn't seek to create furniture or decorative objects that are perfectly proportioned — for proof, look no further than to the unconventional cabinets of his Close Parity collection or the chairs with oddly shaped backrests he designed for Lensvelt.

Baas breaks unspoken rules, and his influential work is as much art as it is functional design — he’s garnered support from likeminded creatives in his field such as Phillippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and explores how he might put unusual materials to work such as clay or charred wood in the construction of his chairs and table lamps

Baas was born in Germany and grew up in the Netherlands. After graduating high school, he began his studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Before he had even graduated, Baas made an impression on instructors and students alike with his graduation project. 

Using pieces of secondhand furniture he had procured online — some of which was manufactured by IKEA — Baas scorched the wood all the way through with a blowtorch. He soon found a way to preserve the wood once it was burned through, and this led to his inaugural Smoke series. The chairs and a lighting fixture from this line were put into production by Moooi, a furniture brand Wanders cofounded with Revised’s Casper Vissers in 2001. Hospitality guru Ian Schrager got in touch, and a pool table from the collection was custom-made by Baas for the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Since Smoke, Baas has produced numerous pieces, with his best-known efforts involving the repurposing of existing furniture and modifying it to look the way he wants. Ever the innovator, Baas introduced a series of clock designs as part of an art installation that began to take shape in 2009 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan.

The designer’s clocks see an incorporation of video and other technology. Each piece, such as the ten-foot tall model installed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in 2016, presents the illusion of human figures toiling to keep time behind its face by way of a 12-hour recorded performance. 

Baas’s works are held in the collections of many notable museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

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Creator: Maarten Baas
Moooi Smoke Armchair in Shade Pitch Black Upholstery by Maarten Baas
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Furniture finished with fire. The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material, creating the strange sensation of sitting on burnt furniture Maarten Baas interpreted his fascination for the element fire with a groundbreaking approach. Capturing the burning flames into the solidity of wood. Each chair is unique due to this exceptional production process. Just like the Phoenix, the Smoke objects are reborn from their ashes, gaining new vitality and beauty in a very unusual way. Additional information: Material: Burnt wood finished with epoxy resin, fire retardant foam, leather upholstery Upholstery: Shade pitch black...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Upholstery

Maarten Baas, sweepers clock, signed& numbered, icon Dutch contemporary design
By Maarten Baas
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Sweepers Clock by Maarten Baas, original signed and numbered CD of one the most iconic pieces of 21st century dutch design. 2023 was a great year for Baas. First a mind-blowing coll...
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Early 2000s Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Other

Maarten Baas Unique Where there is smoke cabinet, iconic dutch design
By Maarten Baas
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
MAARTEN BAAS, EARLY SMOKE CABINET Important and rare piece of Dutch design of one of the most influential design of our time. Provenance. From a hairdr...
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Early 2000s Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Wood

Maarten Baas Where there is smoke chair, dutch design
By Maarten Baas
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven with his “Smoke” series, Maarten Baas has pushed the boundaries of art, design and aesthetics. “Smoke” is an investigation into beauty ...
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Early 2000s Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Wood

Classic Bench Blue by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel frame. Arachnid shaky legs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Lensvelt Maarten Baas 101 Upholstered Kvadrat NITTO 0857 + Booklet
By Maarten Baas
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Maarten Baas 101 Chair Upholstered Kvadrat NITTO 0857 The 101 chair designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt. The chairs are available in 8 differently shaped backrests, classified A...
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2010s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Steel

Classic Clay Dining Chair Blue by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Classic Clay Dining Chair Brown by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Classic Clay Dining Chair Black by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Classic Bench Orange by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Clay Floorfan Medium Green by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Classic Clay Dining Chair White by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Clay

Clay Floorfan Medium White by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The spontaneous and naïve designs of Maarten Baas’ Clay series express artistic vulnerability. Each piece is handmade of industrial clay, covering a steel fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Maarten Baas Furniture

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Clay

Lensvelt Maarten Baas 101 Upholstered Kvadrat Star 2 0357 + Booklet
By Maarten Baas
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Maarten Baas 101 Chair Upholstered Kvadrat STAR 2 0357 The 101 chair designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt. The chairs are available in 8 differently shaped backrests, classified A t...
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2010s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Steel

Lensvelt Maarten Baas 101 Upholstered Kvadrat Star 2 0177 + Booklet
By Maarten Baas
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Maarten Baas 101 Chair Upholstered Kvadrat STAR 2 0177 The 101 chair designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt. The chairs are available in 8 differently s...
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2010s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Steel

Lensvelt Maarten Baas 101 + Booklet
By Maarten Baas
Located in Amsterdam, NL
101 chair wooden The 101 chair designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt. This type of chair is ideal for any modern interior bringing a touch of nature back into the desired space. T...
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2010s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Steel

"Hill House I" Chair by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in New York, NY
"Hill House I" Chair in lacquered and burnt ash wood and "Apple Green" upholstery in raw silk, Merino wool, and silk. 2004. Unique. Made by Baas & de Harder...
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Early 2000s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Unique Piece--Maarten Baas Burned Ikea Chair from Where There's Smoke Exhibition
By Maarten Baas
Located in Hamden, CT
Maarten Baas (1978) is a Dutch designer and a graduate of the famed Design Academy Eindhoven (2002). He is of the generation that followed immediately after the breakthrough 1993 landmark exhibition in Milan - Droog Design.- an assemblage of work produced by independent Dutch design studios working throughout the Netherlands. Addressing mostly ordinary domestic articles so intelligently and aesthetically re-thought and re=worked. that they reverberated throughout all of Art and Design, Maarten Baas was influenced greatly by the fresh and imaginative free-thinking which was taught at the school. Today Baas is considered one of the most influential designers working across multiple disciplines, deviating from conventional art processes while working with conventional art materials such as clay, metal, wood, and video. Baas is known for his conceptual, metaphorical, and most often amusing results which trigger the viewer to reconsider their own ambivalence toward the material world. This chair was commissioned by MOSS gallery in New York in 2004 and was offered as part of a solo exhibition called Where There's Smoke...
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Early 2000s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Epoxy Resin, Wood

Contemporary Clay Coffee Table Multileg by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant tables are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Contemporary Plain Clay Desk Light by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This desk light comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Groninger Museum. Unlike the Clay Serie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi Smoke Chair '2004' by Maarten Baas, Dutch Design, Post-Modern
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Manufactured by Moooi in 2003-2004, Maarten Baas’ series of Smoke Chairs are made of expensive leather in a burnt wood frame — a truly original and unique ...
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Early 2000s Dutch Post-Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Contemporary Clay Side Table by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant tables are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Contemporary Clay Dining Chair by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant chairs are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi SLT Chaise Longue Left in Divina Melange 3, 620 Upholstery and Steel Frame
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Something Like This sofa is a celebration of the designer's love for sketchy drawings translated into a soft unusually modelled sofa. Additional information: Material: Wood a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Upholstery

Moooi SLT Chaise Longue Left in Solis, Paper Upholstery with Wood & Steel Frame
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The something like this sofa is a celebration of the designer's love for sketchy drawings translated into a soft unusually modelled sofa. Additional information: Material: Wood a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Upholstery

Moooi Smoke Chandelier Lamp in Wood with Epoxy Resin by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Furniture finished with fire. The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material. By creating the strange sensation of a burnt chandelier Maarten Baas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Wood

Contemporary Clay Table with Drawer by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant tables are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi Smoke Dining Armchair in Abbracci, Black Upholstery with Burnt Wood Frame
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Don't burn the diner — burn the dining chair! The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material, creating the strange sensation of sitting on burnt furniture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Upholstery

Moooi Smoke Dining Chair in Abbracci, Black Upholstery with Burnt Wood Frame
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Don't burn the diner — burn the dining chair! The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material, creating the strange sensation of sitting on burnt furniture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Plain Clay Console with Drawer by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This Console comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Groninger Museum. Unlike the Clay Series, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi SLT Footstool in Bearded Leopard Jacquard Mustard Upholstery & Wood Frame
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Something Like This sofa is a celebration of the designer's love for sketchy drawings translated into a soft unusually modelled sofa. Additional information: Material: Wooden...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Plain Clay Table with Light by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This table with light comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Gron...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi Turbo High Table in Wooden Frame by Maarten Baas
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Spontaneous and refreshing, the car’s abstract design conveys the uncontaminated simplicity of childhood’s thoughts and dreams. A candid sketch of a car roars to life and parks itsel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Wood

Contemporary Plain Clay Bar Stool by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This bar stool comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Groninger Museum. Unlike the Clay Series...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Clay Table with Drawer by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant tables are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi SLT Chaise Longue Right in Denim Indigo Upholstery with Steel Frame
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The something like this sofa is a celebration of the designer's love for sketchy drawings translated into a soft unusually modelled sofa. Additional information: Material: Wood a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Plain Clay Floor Light by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This floor light comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Groninger Museum. Unlike the clay seri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Moooi Turbo Low Table in Wooden Frame by Maarten Baas
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Spontaneous and refreshing, the car’s abstract design conveys the uncontaminated simplicity of childhood’s thoughts and dreams. A candid sketch of a car roars to life and parks itsel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Wood

Moooi SLT Chaise Longue Left in Divina 3, 623 Upholstery with Steel Frame
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Something Like This sofa is a celebration of the designer's love for sketchy drawings translated into a soft unusually modelled sofa. Additional information: Material: Wood a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Moooi SLT Chaise Longue Left in Divina Md, 193 Upholstery with Steel Frame
By Moooi, Maarten Baas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Something Like This Sofa is a celebration of the designer's love for sketchy drawings translated into a soft unusually modelled sofa. Additional information: Material: Wood a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Clay Bench by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant Benches are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Plain Clay Dining Chair by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This Dining Chair comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Groninger Museum. Unlike the Clay Ser...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Clay Floorfan by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant Floor fans are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Contemporary Plain Clay Dining Chair with Arm by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
This Dining Chair comes from Maarten Baas’s Plain Clay collection. This collection was originally developed for the Mendini restaurant in the Groninger Museum. Unlike the Clay Ser...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Clay Bookshelves by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant Bookshelves are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Contemporary Clay Low Rocking Chair by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant Rocking chairs are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Contemporary Clay Low Seater, Armchair by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant Low Seaters are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created thro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Metal

Smoke Chairs by Maarten Baas for Moooi, 2000s
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Renens, CH
Maarten Baas (the Netherlands) designed the Smoke series furniture for his 2002 graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Baas is considered one of the most influential Dut...
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Early 2000s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Smoke Armchairs by Maarten Baas for Moooi, 2000s
By Maarten Baas, Moooi
Located in Renens, CH
Maarten Baas (the Netherlands) designed the Smoke series furniture for his 2002 graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Baas is considered one of the most influential Dut...
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Early 2000s Dutch Post-Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Maarten Baas ”Sculpt" Office Desk, 2009
By Maarten Baas
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
Title: sculpt office desk Series: sculpt Edition: 3/8 (+2AP) Material: steel with a dark walnut veneer finish Size: 160 x 85 x 74 (w x d x h).
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Early 2000s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Steel

Ciliophora Round Carpet, Hand Knotted in Wool, 40 Knots, Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Ciliophora round rug, designed by Maarten Baas, presents an abstract design that creates a motif with an antique or tribal appearance. "An abstraction of the smallest living creatur...
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2010s Indian Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

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Wool

'Smoke' Chest of Drawers by Maarten Baas, 2004
By Maarten Baas
Located in London, GB
Unique piece, 2004 An existing Louis XV bombé style chest scorched and charred and coated in epoxy resin. With two drawers with ormolu handles, raised on curved legs. From the series Baas deveioped for his graduation project at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 and which secured his Designer of the Year award at Design Miami 2009. A 2016 Forbes article 'Where There's Smoke' on Baas illustrating this model, described his iconoclastic process " metamorphosing found wooden objects...
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Early 2000s Dutch Maarten Baas Furniture

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Wood

Forever Young Female 'Thing 1' by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in New York, NY
Is a playground restoring bounce and primal spirit of male and female.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Glass

Forever Young Male 'Thing 2' by Maarten Baas
By Maarten Baas
Located in New York, NY
Is a playground restoring bounce and primal spirit of male and female.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Maarten Baas Furniture

Materials

Steel, Brass

Maarten Baas furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Maarten Baas furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Maarten Baas furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Maarten Baas were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Jesse Sanderson, Simone Bonanni, and Marcel Wanders. Prices for Maarten Baas furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $316 and can go as high as $60,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,826.

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