To mark DDW’s anniversary year, designer Maarten Baas in cooperation with Dutch Design Foundation, organised an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring the theme time.
The ‘MAARTEN BAAS MAKES TIME’ (MBMT) exhibition featured many works by the designer himself – recently distinguished in the US with the prestigious Art Prize for his ‘Sweepers Clock’ (also on show as part of the exhibition) – accompanied by work and pieces by a lively collection of artists, designers, photographers, performers and
top chef, Sergio Herman. Commissioned by Dutch Design Foundation,
Justine Kontou participated in this exciting collaboration as project manager.

Designer Maarten Baas: “The idea behind MBMT is to show how design can represent a unifying factor between the different creative disciplines. So it’s really cool and such an honour that it’s become a true collaboration between so many diverse talents.”

Held in the VDMA building in Eindhoven’s city centre, the MBMT exhibition consisted of a collection of Baas’ key works but also a collaborative section of pieces by other creative talents centred around the theme of time, which was realised in cooperation with theatre maker Joris van Midde (De Kwekerij). Conveniently situated in a tent at the centre of the exhibition, there was a temporary restaurant. Baas setted the table with his own china
and silverware and the menu contained a selection of signature dishes by
Sergio Herman. This temporary restaurant was made in collaboration with creative companies such as Cor Unum, Exposize, Vlisco en Serax.

MBMT also represented the world premiere of Baas’ newest collection. Close Parity consists of a series of five cabinets that demonstrate that absurd mix of child-like simplicity and complex craftsmanship for which Baas has become known. The five prototypes were shared with the public for the first time here, after which the series traveled on down to the Groninger Museum, that hosts a solo exhibition
by BAAS in 2017.

MAARTEN BAAS MAKES TIME included works by:

Anthon Beeke, Anton Corbijn, Atelier NL, Atelier van Asseldonk, Atelier van Lieshout, Cor Unum, Erwin Olaf, Geert Sweep, Gijs van Bon, Ingmar Heytze, Iris van Herpen, Jeroen Kooijmans, Jeroen Wolf, John Körmeling, Joris van Midde, Julien Carretero, Kiki van Eijk, Lambert Kamps, Lensvelt, Lisa Klappe, Mieke Meijer, Nel Verbeke (Dutch Invertuals),
Nick Ramage (Laikingland), Niels Hoebers, Ontwerpbureau Nightshop, Piet Hein Eek, rENs, Richard Hutten, Rob Scholte, Sander Mulder, Sergio Herman, Studio Makkink & Bey, Tessa Koot, Tejo Remy, Teun Hocks, Theo Jansen, Vlisco, Ward Wijnant. 

Photography by Nick Bookelaar

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