Monday, July 03, 2006
maarten baas and bas den herder are the boys behind studio maarten baas. their 'smoke' furniture collection debuted amidst raised eyebrows...although oohs and ahhs, i surmise, would've been to the trained eye attendees. surely, these guys are the new wanders, urquiola and bouroullec of the coming years.
the process is mundane: furniture pieces are burned and then carefully preserved by applying clear epoxy. the result is an unusual blackened finish that is bespoke and akin to a nevelson masterpiece.
avant garde, irreverently chic, but fab nonetheless.
an interesting read via washington post: