Design Maarten Baas, 2002
Burnt wood, epoxy resin, fire retardant foam, leather upholstery
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi
Pieces of furniture are literally burned, after which they are preserved in a clear epoxy coating. The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material, creating the strange sensation of sitting on burnt furniture.
Maarten Baas is a Dutch designer who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 1996. In 2000 he studied for several months at the Politecnico di Milano. In June 2002 he graduated at the Design Academy a series of burned furniture called “Smoke”. Maarten is searching for the boundaries of design, without leaning on the regular “do’s and don’ts”.
The Smoke series includes armchair, dining chair and chandelier. Each item from the Smoke series share the unfamiliar and untamed finish that is categorized by fire. Each piece is unique and may differ due to the process used for production. The smoke chair is upholstered in black leather and has a secret repair kit underneath the seat in case of emergencies.