Maarten Baas b. 1978

Maarten Baas was born in Germany on February 19th 1978 and his family moved to The Netherlands the following year. After completing high school, Baas attended the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven and studied for a few months at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. In 2002 Baas graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with the concept for his famous Smoke series that would be introduced the following year at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The works of Maarten Baas challenge the limitations of design, from his use of materials and process to the function of his objects and furniture forms. Baas invites the user to envision a new domestic landscape with Treasure Furniture, an edition of chairs made of identical pieces of scrap MDF, Plastic Chair in Wood where traditional Chinese woodcarving techniques are used to transform the common plastic chair into an icon of beauty, and Clay Furniture which uses materials not commonly associated with everyday furnishings. Baas debuted his highly acclaimed Real Time, a series of clocks at the Milan Salone di Mobile in 2009 and later that year he became the youngest designer to ever win Designer of the Year at Design Miami. Today, works by Baas can be found in several museum collections around the world including Victoria & Albert Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Auction Results Maarten Baas

MAARTEN BAAS, Smoke dining chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Smoke dining chairs, set of six
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,050

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay fan | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay fan
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,000

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay Fan | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay Fan
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,375

MAARTEN BAAS, Where There's Smoke chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Where There's Smoke chair
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,400

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $6,250

MAARTEN BAAS, Argyle chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Argyle chair
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,625

MAARTEN BAAS, Giotto Stool | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Giotto Stool
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000

MAARTEN BAAS, Where There's Smoke DS3 Chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Where There's Smoke DS3 Chair
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,688

MAARTEN BAAS, Where There's Smoke chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Where There's Smoke chair
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $3,600

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,500

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,500

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,328

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,250

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,250

MAARTEN BAAS, Giotto stool | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Giotto stool
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,750

MAARTEN BAAS, Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Clay chair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,500

MAARTEN BAAS, Gerrit Rietveld Elling cabinet from the Smoke series | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Gerrit Rietveld Elling cabinet from the Smoke series
estimate: $30,000–40,000

MAARTEN BAAS, Smoke armchairs, pair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Smoke armchairs, pair
estimate: $3,000–5,000

MAARTEN BAAS, Custom Clay chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Custom Clay chair
estimate: $4,000–6,000

MAARTEN BAAS, Where There's Smoke chair | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Where There's Smoke chair
estimate: $3,500–4,500

MAARTEN BAAS, Second Hand bookcase | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Second Hand bookcase
estimate: $20,000–30,000