Archive for March, 2010

Smoke – Maarten Baas

Sunday, March 7th, 2010


These exquisite pieces of furniture by Maarten Baas are burned and then finished with a clear epoxy coating. The beauty of the structure of burned wood is preserved in an amazing deep black color that you can probably only get by burning wood. I especially like the baroque chairs, cabinets and chandeliers. The curved lines and ornamental pieces, or what is left of it, go along very well with the structure of the burned wood. The beauty of these pieces of furniture reminds me of roses in a vase when they are in decay. I always love that, when the petals are drying, changing color and curling up. What is very nice as well is that Maarten Baas sells these pieces as designer furniture, which they in fact really are. Great work!