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

Maarten Baas

Smoke dining chairs, set of six

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,063
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 dining chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Maarten Baas

Smoke dining chairs, set of six

estimate: $3,000–5,000
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