From 1979, Baas grew up in Burgh-Haamstede and Hemmen located in the southwest and central region of the Netherlands. After graduating from high school, he began studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1996. Baas is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. He is often described as an “author designer,” of which his works lie on the boundaries between art and design. His work is known as rebellious, playful, intellectual, theatrical and artistic. He has gained an autonomous position in the design field, and his work varies from conceptual designs, limited editions, production design, installations, public space, architecture, interior design, theater design, and performances.
His works are in major museum collections, such as the MoMa, Victoria & Albert Museum, Les Arts Decoratifs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Die Neue Sammlung, Stedelijk Museum, and Rijksmuseum. And in private collections of Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Ian Schrager and Adam Lindemann. He worked for exclusive brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Dior, Gramercy Park Hotel, Dom Ruinart, and Berluti.
Photography by Kenton Thatcher
The enchanting texture of burnt wood. Each item from the Smoke series share the unfamiliar and untamed finish that is characterized by fire. The smoke chair has a repair kit underneath the seat in case of emergencies.
Finished cow leather th 08-10 chrome tanning
Dying trough, finished with water pigment
Leather is a natural product, colours may vary from hide to hide.
106x60x62cm | 41.7”x23.6”x24.4”
Actual seating height of 47cm | 18.5”
height of armrest 70cm | 27.6” from floor level