In 2005 Maarten Baas started his collaboration with Bas den Herder, who became responsible for the production of all pieces. The foundation of studio Baas & den Herder made it possible to produce Maartens unique pieces on a larger scale, but yet all handmade in the Netherlands. Assignments came from hotels, restaurants, galleries and museums all over the world. At the Salone del Mobile in 2006, Maarten launched Clay Furniture, which was considered to be the absolute successor of Smoke and one of the most surprising projects of the fair. In Milan, in April 2009, Maarten showed Real Time, a series of videos depicting a real-time clock, with actors moving the hands of the clock as time passes by. In 2009, Maarten was named Designer of the Year by Design Miami. Since 2012 most of the products designed by Maarten are made by Den Herder Production House (DHPH), which is derived from Baas&den Herder. DHPH also makes products designed by other renowned designers.