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Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas, acquired the reputation of being one of the most influential Dutch designers of the 21st century. He was born on 19th February, 1978 in Arnsberg, Germany and attained his degree at the Design Academy in the creative hub of Eindhoven. Baas is frequently referred to as an “author designer,” implying his works explore the vast boundaries between both art and design. His works are displayed internationally (MoMa, Victoria & Albert Museum, Rijksmuseum and plenty more) as well as in many private collections.

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May I have your attention, please

Constantly questioning the correlation between beauty and perfection his works are most known for being rebellious, playful, theatrical, artsy and often embedding an intellectual twist. Baas and Lensvelt’s initial collaboration started in 2017 when launching a collection of chairs at Salone del Mobile featuring irregularly shaped backrests. “May I have your attention, please” is the presentation and introduction of the 101 Chair that Baas had designed for Lensvelt. This very concept won the Milano Design Award, of Best Concept 2017.

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