Maarten Baas at Malva Museo

One of the most influential Dutch designers of his generation, Maarten Baas, is bringing his humoristic and rebellious universe to Malva. Baas is known for his designs that surprise, charm and astonish. They also challenge the traditional division of art and design: for Baas design is much more an artistic expression of his imagination than a quest for the best functional design.⁠

The Hide and Seek exhibition will feature Baas’ classic works and new video pieces. The exhibition includes the renowned Smoke series, for which Baas charred design classics, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin floor lamp.

Maarten Baas | Hide and Seek⁠
April 29 – September 18, 2022⁠
Lahti City Museum / Museum of Visual Arts Malva, Lahti, Finland⁠

ABOUT Maarten Baas

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.