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Tag Archives: Maarten Baas
Artinfo has curated furniture for the spookiest dinner party since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Note the inclusion of the Pesce Golgotha table (fresh from our auction at Phillips and still available, we might add, in case your ghost checkbook is still handy) and also the Maarten Baas burned MacIntosh chair, which was sold years ago. We’re not suggesting Moss is necessarily your source for deeply spooky, but god knows we do what we can.
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Who better than Murray to have strong opinions on what will be considered iconic and classic design in 2050. And who better than Julie Lasky from the NY Times to ask him. Read all about it here.
As a smart and pleasing alternative, we point you toward the Maarten Baas Analog Digital clock iPhone app. Available for download at the iTunes app store here, the app is a replica of the Baas Analog Digital Clock on Blu Ray, which is on view at MoMA as part of their TALK TO ME exhibit opening July 24. It’s both a clock and a work of art. Watch it closely for a couple of minutes and you’ll see a person behind the scenes quickly erasing and redrawing those “digital” numbers, to keep the clock on time. Is that Maarten himself back there? Do you care? Get a life. Isn’t it enough that it’s only $0.99? So there’s no reason for you not to have it. Unless, of course, you have a Blackberry or a Droid… in which case, it’s obvious you don’t care about aesthetics anyways, so you’re not missing out.
Last night’s opening of TALK TO ME at MoMA was filled with the museum world’s best and brightest looking at work from the digital world’s best and brightest. Including our own Maarten Baas. Two of his digital clocks were featured prominently. Here’s a grabbed shot of the clocks and another of the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby billed with merry makers.
For those of you who are not fortunate enough to call New York home (yeah, we’re that arrogant), we thought we’d give you a taste of our “Under a Full Moon” exhibition, which we celebrated with an opening last week. Click on the name of the artist or designer for his or her galaxy of goods. You might want to lean away from the computer so you don’t drool on the keyboard. If you decide against it, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
“Holy the lone juggernaut!” goes the caveat in Ginsberg’s “Howl.” Well, we might as well own our greatness so we’re going to be doing a bit of howling tonight as we instigate a wine reception celebrating our newest exhibition. We were a little out there with the name, we know, but it’s, um, a full moon. Snap!
Best to wear some shades: even if Luna doesn’t shine brightly enough to warrant them, the gallery’s glistening with new tidbits by a long list of the greatest names in design. We can’t promise there won’t be a bit of craziness afoot, as our avant-garde design tastes do bring out the edgy in everyone, but we promise not to bite (hard). Can’t speak for the other howlers around; just in case, we suggest you leave your pooch at home!
The exhibition will feature master Studio works and Studio/Industrial collaborations resulting in unique pieces as well as limited editions, along with current and vintage production. Just to whet your appetite, here’s a partial list of the artists and designers on view:
Fernando and Humberto Campana
Joost van Bleiswijk
Kiki van Eijk
Oscar Magnus Narud
Gernot Oberfell & Jan Wertel
Akomena Spazio Mosaico
Stop by 150 Greene Street between 6 and 8pm if you dare! Once inside, it’s anybody’s guess as to what’s safe and what’s not. Bwahaha…