• Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas

    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.

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  • Smoke Chair Detail by Maarten Baas

Designer

Maarten Baas

"Don’t believe oneliners."

Maarten Baas

Dutch designer Maarten Baas (19/02/1978) was born in Arnsberg, Germany and moved to The Netherlands in 1979 where he grew up. Upon graduating from high school in 1995 he began his studies at the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven. Baas designed the candleholder Knuckle, which was taken into production by Pols’ Potten, while he was still studying. In 2000 he studied for several months at the Politecnico di Milano, in Milan.
In June 2002 he graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with two concepts. One of them being the now famous and generally known Smoke series, for which Baas charred furniture and treated the torched skeletons with a coating, turning them into useable pieces of furniture again.
Three of these Smoke pieces became part of the collection of Marcel Wanders’ international design label Moooi, who launched them during the Salone del Mobile in 2003, where they were welcomed with applause. This sensation was followed by a solo-show at Moss gallery in New York, one year later, where the Smoke series were expanded by design classics from the 20th century, including pieces by Rietveld, Eames, Gaudi and Sottsass. Soon the Smoke collection was considered by museums, critics, collectors and the design public as an iconic collection of modern design and Smoke has been taken into several permanent collections of influential museums around the world (a.o Victoria & Albert Museum, Groninger Museum, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts).
In 2005 Baas began collaborating with Bas den Herder, who is now responsible for the production and development of almost all of Maarten Baas’s designs. The founding of Studio Baas & den Herder made it possible to further work out Maarten’s unique, handmade pieces and to produce them on a larger scale. This new collaboration also allows Baas to take on even more ambitious projects for hotels, restaurants, galleries, museums and private commissioners from all over the world.

www.maartenbaas.com

Photography by www.sarahjane.nl

products by maarten baas

Smoke Dining Armchair by Maarten Baas
Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas
Smoke Chandelier by Maarten Baas
Smoke Dining Chair by Maarten Baas

Projects

  • Bottoni Shelf by Marcel Wanders

    Bottoni Shelf

    by Marcel Wanders A classic sofa from the Moooi collection. Many styles and variations available bringing unique ideas into your space.

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Boutique Leather by Marcel Wanders

    Boutique Leather

    by Marcel Wanders Is there anything more precious than the scent of leather and its texture on the palm of your hand? A timeless classic.

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Andaz Hotel - Netherlands, Amsterdam, design by Marcel Wanders, photography by Peer Lindgreen
  • Boutique Leather by Marcel Wanders

    Boutique Leather

    by Marcel Wanders Is there anything more precious than the scent of leather and its texture on the palm of your hand? A timeless classic.

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    Boutique Leather by Marcel Wanders

    Boutique Leather

    by Marcel Wanders Is there anything more precious than the scent of leather and its texture on the palm of your hand? A timeless classic.

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    Chess Table by Front

    Chess Table

    by Front The decoration on the side table can be used for playing games. A table for pasttime, rivalry and cleverness.

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    Chess Table by Front

    Chess Table

    by Front The decoration on the side table can be used for playing games. A table for pasttime, rivalry and cleverness.

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Andaz Hotel - Netherlands, Amsterdam, design by Marcel Wanders, photography by Peer Lindgreen
  • Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Chess Table by Front

    Chess Table

    by Front The decoration on the side table can be used for playing games. A table for pasttime, rivalry and cleverness.

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    Andaz Hotel - Netherlands, Amsterdam, design by Marcel Wanders, photography by Peer Lindgreen
  • Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Vanke - China, Shanghai, Neri & Hu, Neri & Hu
  • Soft Clock

    by Kiki van Eijk A ceramic clock with all the detail and feeling of a soft clock made from fabric. The clock was first stitched in fabric by Kiki herself. Moulds are then taken from the fabric model and when ceramic cast are taken you can still see the wrinkles and details of the original fabric...

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Egg Vase by Marcel Wanders

    Egg Vase

    by Marcel Wanders This is a collection of three playful porcelain vases. The form is created by stuffing latex rubber condoms with hard-boiled eggs.

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    WE fashion - Netherlands, Nijmegen, Wonderwall / Production by Liganova, Liganova
  • Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Light Shade Shade Ø70 by Jurgen Bey

    Light Shade Shade Ø70

    by Jurgen Bey Light Shade Shade is a one way mirror that reflects its environment as well as concealing the chandelier within. When the light is turned on, the ‘Light Shade Shade’ reveals its unforeseen identity and projects the former beauty that lies within.

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    Kaipo by Edward van Vliet

    Kaipo

    by Edward van Vliet Bask in the captivating ambience of the Kaipo. Reflect upon your dreams and gaze upon the endearing distortion of your surroundings.

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    V.I.P. Lounge, Schiphol - Netherlands, Schiphol, Design Concrete, Ewout Huibers, www.ewout.tv
  • Oblique by Marcel Wanders

    Oblique

    by Marcel Wanders Make this the mood board of your lifestyle. Display all your favorite publications, company magazines, booklets, guides or photos in the chicest way possible.

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Set Up Shades

    by Marcel Wanders Exploring the boundaries within type-forms Marcel Wanders presents the 'Set Up Shades' for this intriguing collection.

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    Sky office - Germany, Dusseldorf
  • Frame by Marcel Wanders

    Frame

    by Marcel Wanders This enlarged photo frame is the perfect way to show your most precious photo blown up to real life size.

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Two Tops Secretary by Marcel Wanders

    Two Tops Secretary

    by Marcel Wanders "I made a mistake, I fixed the table-top under the supporting bars instead of on top, and found a space which was always there but was never seen, I created a lid to cover and to hide and change a few hundred years of classic table making.", Marcel Wanders

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    Boutique Sophy by Marcel Wanders

    Boutique Sophy

    by Marcel Wanders "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" Leonardo da Vinci

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    Kameha Grand - Germany, Bonn, Marcel Wanders, Kameha Grand Bonn
  • Pig Table by Front

    Pig Table

    by Front The Pig Table by Front is faithful to the true dimensions of the animal bringing a touch of nature in fairytale style and genuine madness. By rejecting abstraction and taking inspiration from a living creature it delivers a powerful emotive content that never fails to elicit a strong...

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    Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Kameha Grand - Germany, Bonn, Marcel Wanders, Kameha Grand Bonn
  • Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas

    Smoke Chair

    by Maarten Baas 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.

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    Elements 002 by Jaime Hayon

    Elements 002

    by Jaime Hayon Inspired originally by the form of a cactus and its modular shape, the various parts of the Elements collection resemble a functional sculpture:  as beautiful as the cactus, but extremely versatile in their combinations and use.

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    Pig Table by Front

    Pig Table

    by Front The Pig Table by Front is faithful to the true dimensions of the animal bringing a touch of nature in fairytale style and genuine madness. By rejecting abstraction and taking inspiration from a living creature it delivers a powerful emotive content that never fails to elicit a strong...

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    Kameha Grand - Germany, Bonn, Marcel Wanders, Kameha Grand Bonn

Family

  • Smoke Dining Armchair by Maarten Baas
  • Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas
  • Smoke Chandelier by Maarten Baas
  • Smoke Dining Chair by Maarten Baas

Specs

2002
burnt wood, finished with epoxy resin, fire retardant (FR) foam leather upholstery
Each chair is unique

Colour: black

Dimensions: 104x75x80cm | 40.9”x29.5”x31.5” (HxWxD)
Seat height: 40cm | 15.7”
Seat Dimensions: 25cm – 59cm | 9.8" - 23.2" x 45cm | 17.7" (WxD)
 

 

Smoke London 2010

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