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Maarten Baas (b. 1979)

Lot 264: Not from plastic: hand carved wood chair

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

May 28, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description

- BAAS, Maarten (Dutch 1978). Plastic Chair in Wood, 2008. Varnished carved elm wood chair, signed and numbered 'Contrasts 39/50 MAARTEN' (incised on the underside of the seat). Very good condition.

Dimensions

c. 79 x 56 x 55 cm.

Artist or Maker

BAAS, Maarten (Dutch 1978).

Provenance

Private collection; De Zaak Design en Advies, Tilburg; Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai

Notes

In 2008, Contrasts Gallery in Shangai asked several European designers to take a contemporary approach on traditional crafting techniques from China. [Maarten Baas:] “To me, ‘made in China’ has a double connotation: it stands for cheap, plastic mass products and, at the same time, labour intensive traditional fine craftsmanship, like Chinese calligraphy, paintings, porcelains and intricate carvings. Moreover, China is known for making copies of original works. By copying a typical cheap, plastic mass product like the famous monobloc chair into a labour-intensive hand carved object, I tried to capture all these characteristics in one chair” (from the artist's website). Also in the collections of the Die Neue Sammlung, München and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Although this piece is part of a series, all the chairs are uniquely handmade. Maarten Baas is one of Holland's most prominent artists and has worked, for example, for Louis Vuitton and Swarovski. Famous collectors of his works, besides institutions such as the Rijksmuseum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), are Brad Pitt and Kanye West.

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