Based on the concept of the earlier Clay series, Maarten Baas presents The Plain Collection at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Salone del Mobile 2011.
In this rudimentary Clay series the finger prints of the hands that squeezed the clay are still visible, making each piece of furniture a unique product. For the restaurant of the Groninger Museum, the material has been developed further in order to make it stronger for public use.
The clay of the Plain Collection is treated in such way that the pieces don’t need to be lacquered like the original Clay series. Through a special technique, the material is pigmented in order to create the three different colours of the collection: Black, Red and Natural.
All pieces are handmade in The Netherlands.
Maarten Baas' pieces are all unique and handmade, though produced in series, most are signed and numbered by Maarten Baas. Maarten is searching for the boundaries of design, without leaning on the regular "dos and don'ts".View designer’s page