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Smoke Cabinet by Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas

“Smoke” Cabinet by Maarten Baas.
Pre-existing two-drawer cabinet, carbonized and then covered with transparent epoxy resin.
Bronze handles.
Unique exemplar produced at Baas and den Herder workshops in 2006.
Extract from the website
“Smoke was Baas’ graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). It was the result of his research on beauty and perfection. “In nature, everything is in flux, which creates a certain beauty. Yet, it’s a very human tendency to keep things as they are supposed to be and keep them beautiful as they originally were. Smoke plays with both perceptions of beauty.”

After the pieces are charcoaled, they’re preserved in clear epoxy resin, which makes them firm enough to become functional again. Ever since the first pieces were made in 2002, the collection has expanded by various commissions both for museums as well as private clients. In 2004, Moss gallery in New York (US) collaborated on the Where There’s Smoke… series: a collection of design classics by Rietveld, Gaudi, Eames, Sottsass and other design icons, burnt by Maarten Baas.”


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Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner
Signed by inserted metal letters on the right side “BAAS”
Very good condition

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Height: 34 1/4 in. (87 cm)
Width: 48 1/32 in. (122 cm)
Depth: 22 7/16 in. (57 cm)

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