The Groninger Museum proudly presents the first major solo exhibition of the work of the designer Maarten Baas (b. 1978). Hide & Seek: Maarten Baas showcases the versatile talent of one of the Netherlands’ best-known designers. New work will be on view alongside series like Clay and Smoke, with which Baas won international fame.
For its first solo show at the new London space, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition ‘Run & Hide’, by Dutch designer Maarten Baas.
It’s the latest edition of MAARTEN BAAS' Real Times' series: a gigantic clock (over three metres in height) in the Lounge 2 at one of the world's most popular airports. Every year 15 million people travel through Lounge 2 at Schiphol, hosting passengers from all around the world.
From 24th of February through the 23rd of May Carpenters Workshop Gallery London present 'Smoke' by Martin Baas.
Handmade by Baas & den Herder, The Netherlands. Each chair back inset with metal lettering “BAAS,” the undersides of three signed in marker with “Maarten/februari ’07,” two with “Maarten/Septembre ‘06” and one with “June ‘0[obscured]/Maarten” (6).
On invitation of Amnesty International, and in honor of the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, Maarten Baas has designed The Empty Chair.
Amnesty International invited Maarten Baas to design a piece to support their campaign against the increased suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists.
At this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Maarten Baas has unveiled his latest creation: an iPhone app of his renowned “Analog Digital Clock”.
Baas is best know for his handmade limited pieces that are mostly produced for museums and private collectors. The original "Analog Digital Clock" was created as part of Baas's series of "video art" electronics. It is a transformation of the traditional alarm clock where actors change the minutes on the clock manually. With this new iPhone app, he has turned a museum piece into a mass product that only costs a dollar.
Via Massimiano, Via Giovanni Ventura, Via Cletto Arrighi
For the first time at the Milan Furniture Fair, a unique industrial area of the city has been redeveloped to act as a stage for international design. This new area, dubbed Ventura Lambrate, focuses on the quality of the presentations, the substance of the exhibitors, and the content of the works presented.
This year at Design Miami, Moss New York will preview major new works by Maarten Baas, the 2009 Designer of the Year Award winner. These works are in Baas’ signature ‘Where There’s Smoke...’ series.
Also on display at Moss’ booth will be new works by Julien Carretero, Andy Coolquitt, Peter Marigold, and Cathy McClure.
Lot 4, Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, 14 November 2009, New York
Produced for Moss, USA by Baas & den Herder, The Netherlands. Underside of chair with metal plaque '"Where There's Smoke"/created by Maarten Baas for Moss NY/TABL. 15 / 05 / 04/unique piece' and with seperate original Richard Huten plaque. From the Where There's Smoke series.
Each year this prestigious award is presented to a designer who has made a significant contribution to the progression of design. The chosen designer must have a demonstrated history of consistent work, as well as outstanding work created within the last twelve months.