Artist

Maarten Baas

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. From 2005, Baas has collaborated with Bas den Herder as his production partner. Most of his designs are handmade in the “DHPH” studio in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Maarten Baas: New! Newer! Newest!
Two years after the award-winning show “Baas is in Town”, in which Maarten Baas created a lively...
12 Apr 2016 - 17 Apr 2016
Tortona Design District
Exhibitions
The Ticking of Time
If there is one single element that surrounds us that we cannot avoid, time must be that one. Witness...
26 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Exhibitions
Dysfunctional
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, in partnership with the Swiss private bank Lombard Odier, presents an exhibition with...
08 May 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’d’Oro