Maarten Baas (1978) is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. He is often described as an ‘author designer’, whose works lie on the boundaries between art and design. His work is known as rebellious, playful, intellectual, theatrical and artistic, and varies from conceptual designs, limited editions, production design, (public) installations, architecture, interior design, theater design to performances.

His works are in major museum collections, such as the MoMA, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Die Neue Sammlung, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. His works can also be found in the private collections of Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Ian Schrager and Adam Lindemann. In addition, Baas worked for exclusive brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Dior, Gramercy Park Hotel, Dom Ruinart and Berluti.



  • 1996 Design Academy, Eindhoven, NL

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 New, Newer Newest!, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italty
  • 10 years Clay, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italty
  • Carapace, New York, USA, Carpenters Workshop Gallery
  • 2014 BAAS IS IN TOWN, Salone del Mobile, Milan Italy
  • Alsof het voorbij is, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2011 Curiositees des un Designer (ouvre exhibition), Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

  • 2010 Overview exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo, Japan
  • Overview exhibition, Stedelijk Museum (SMS), ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitons

  • 2015 Carpet/Das Pop and LEDS Clay, Salone del Mobile with Nodus/Lasvit and DHPH, Milan, Italy
  • Leds Clay with Bertjan Pot, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
  • Design Oracles, CNAP, Paris, France
  • Fetishism, Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark
  • Telling Time, Mudak, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2014 Sense Nonsense, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Self Unself, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Macau, China
  • 2013 Hand made, Boijmans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design with heart, International Biannual of Design, Saint-Étienne, France
  • Black in Fine Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, France
  • Egarements – Art contemporain au Château d’Avignon, CNAP, les Saintes-Marie de la Mer, France
  • Pop-Up. Design between dimensions, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL


Audax Textielmuseum, Tilburg, NL
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL

Design Museum, London, United Kingdom
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
CNAP, Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France
Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum, Munich, Germany
Mudam (Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decoratives Arts, Göteborg, Sweden
Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, USA
Philidelphia Museum of Art, Philidelphia, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, USA
Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, USA
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), Montréal, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art, (MOT-art museum), Tokyo, Japan
Melbourne Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia