The Smoke Chair was designed by Maarten Baas for the world famous manufacturer of unique furnishings Moooi in 2002.
The Smoke Chair got its black colour and was perfected by - you may not believe it - fire! But do not worry, you will not get any soot on your clothing by sitting on it. Every single Smoke Chair is one of a kind and was treated with epoxy resin, so that every chair is absolutely clean and can become a durable part of your interior!
Thanks to the upholstered seat with leather cover the Smoke Chair is especially comfortable and invites you to long, comfortable sitting! The beauty and character of burnt wood is now caught in durable design furniture. It is finished off with a coat of epoxy resin that makes the wood solid. Mystical, elegant design
Each piece differs due to the process used for production. The enchanting texture of burnt wood
Burnt furniture, finished off with epoxy, leather upholstery
- Size Description
Height 104 cm (40.9″)
Width 80 cm (29.5″)
Deep 75 cm (31.5″)
Seating Height 40 cm (15.7″)
Maarten Baas was born in 1978 in Arnsberg, Germany but moved to the Netherlands, where he grew up. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and for several months at Politecnico in Milan. While he was in studying he created his first commercial success, the Knuckle candleholder. When he graduated in 2002, he already had two designs, the charred furniture Smoke series and Sundial. His famous Smoke collection is made by literally setting fire to old chairs and tables before coating them in an epoxy resin to preserve the charred remains. By stripping away ornament Baas diminishes the hands-off preciousness of design and brings the objects closer to their true purpose, as common tables and chairs. MOOOI reproduced three of his Smoke works and received international exposure at exhibitions in Milan, London, and Paris. In 2004, Baas debuted his Smoke series as a solo-exhibition called ?Where There?s Smoke?', at Moss in New York. The exhibit had twenty five unique pieces, some of which were classical designs that he torched of Gaudi, Eames, Rietveld, and Sottsass. His newest collection, Sculpt was launched in 2007, also at the Salone del Mobile, Milan. This collection includes oversized chairs, cupboards, tables and chests-of-drawers. Although they are well finished furniture the irony lies in their sometimes wood-veneered and metal construction. Maarten Baas now lives and works in Waalre, near Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.