You may know him from his Smoke series of burnt, preserved furniture but this is a different project from Martin Baas which he completed a few years ago. These are full size, useable pieces of furniture made with a steel armature, covered in hand-modeled clay. Each piece is handmade by Baas, there are no molds and the clay is applied by hand. Also, these were not mass produced — each piece is one of a kind with a price tag to match. Survey after the jump...
Think of this as useable art, not furniture. If you want this orange chair, this is literally the only one you can buy. While we don't love the pieces all in the same space, we think any one of them would be amazing by itself in an otherwise "normal" decor. Their seemingly fragile nature is so playful and the unbelievable structural span of that dining table would certainly make any house guest think twice before sitting down for dinner. The floor fan might be our favorite — it practically comes to life, like some other-worldly sea creature.
We know this collection is anything but practical, but if we had the money this is the kind of art we would invest in. Just imagine all of the fingerprints embedded in each piece from being hand worked. What do you think?
As usual, available at Moss.
More on Martin Baas' Clay furniture (including details) here.