Monday, July 03, 2006

burning desire

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:


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