Maarten Baas - Design New York Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Linda Hales, "Maarten Baas' Claims to Flame," The Washington Post, May 22 2004, p. C02 for further discussion of the "Where There's Smoke" series; Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990, London, 2006, pp. 35, 120, 124, 129 for other examples from the "Where There's Smoke" series; Alice Rawsthorn, "A World in Smoke and Clay," International Herald Tribune, November 5 2006 for further discussion of the "Where There's Smoke" series; & Fork, New York, 2007, p. 28 for another example from the "Where There's Smoke" series; Stay forever and ever and ever and ever," Art Monthly, June 2007 pp. 29-30 for further discussion of the "Where There's Smoke" series; Richard Clayton, "Chests to Treasure," Time Magazine, January 9, 2008, for further discussion of the "Where There's Smoke" series

  • Catalogue Essay

    The "Where There's Smoke" screen is from Maarten Baas’ highly acclaimed “Smoke” series, which was a project spawned from the artist’s graduation thesis at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002. In this collection, Baas selected existing furniture by such notable designers as Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Gerrit Rietveld, and subjected these iconic works to the destructive force of a blowtorch, completely altering their form and surface. With the application of an epoxy resin, Baas salvaged each charred piece and imbued it with renewed functionality. Completing the appropriation process, the artist affixed his own signature to these modified works.


Unique Charles and Ray Eames “FSW-6” folding screen, from the “Where There’s Smoke” series

Burned wood and canvas, epoxy resin.
68 x 54 x 3 1/2 in. (172.7 x 137.2 x 8.9 cm)
Produced for Moss NY, USA.  Front of screen with raised metal letters “BAAS” and back with metal tag “Where There’s Smoke/created by maarten baas for Moss NY/moooi/unique piece/SCRE.01/12/05.”

$20,000 - 30,000 


12 June 2008, 2pm
New York