Eindhoven 2016 – On the occasion of Dutch Design Week, Maarten Baas presented his ongoing research on time-related design with the exhibition Maarten Baas Makes Time. On show also a preview of the Close Parity collection and eclectic projects by renown and emerging Dutch designers.
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“Design is a rather unattractive word for so much that is beautiful. It forms the glue between different disciplines and binds it into an accessible whole” says Maarten Baas. Indeed, the exhibition combined theatre, visual arts, music, photography, graphic design and gastronomy.
On show many previous project of Maarten Baas including the Clay series and his gigantic real time clock show that was recently exhibited at Amsterdam Shiphol Airport. The project consists in a 12h long performance: a man behind an satined glass draws and erases in real time the hands of a synchronised clock.
Continue Time Clock by Sander Mulder can be read as a traditional clock, the main difference is that two out of the three pointers rotate around another pointer, instead of the central point on the clock face. The result is a kinetic artwork continuously changing its shape.
The minutes of painting traditional floral decorations on Makkink & Bay’s Minutes-crockery tea set determine the ornaments and the price of the ceramics. On show also the premier of Baas’ new collection Close Parity: a set of cabinets with rounded naif shapes hiding a complex craftsmanship.
The exhibition was complemented with a specially designed temporary restaurant where chef Sergio Herman served up a menu on Baas’ silverware and china creations.
All photos: courtesy of Maarten Baas Studio.