Oct 17, 2007

Where there's smoke...there's furniture.

I saw the above Maarten Baas 1938 Steinway & Sons baby grand piano that the Dutch designer actually burnt to get the result he wanted. It was specially commissioned by Moss for the opening of their L.A. outpost on Melrose this summer. Baas then finished the piano with epoxy resin and transparent lacquer, but need you say more than "he lit it on fire?" Baas has a whole collection of burnt furniture called "Where There's Smoke" including some charred classics including the Noguchi Freeform Coffee Table, the Giotto Stool, even the Eames Lounge Chair. Most of those one of a kind pieces were designed in 2005 and have sold (and I don't want to know for how much). Today I was wandering around the Matter website, a NYC design store similar to Moss in some ways, and saw this Maarten Baas smoke chandelier, I wonder if it's being mass-produced (or if that's even possible?). The Smoke Chandelier is $1,325; click here for more info or to buy.

1 comment:

TIM said...

That chandelier is being mass produced. There is a company called Moooi that was started by Marcel Wanders. The only trouble is they can't seem to get them UL approved. so they are hard to come by in the US.