The Chankley Bore by Maarten Baas



Here are new photos of The Chankley Bore, a prototype collection for British brand Established & Sons by Dutch designer Maarten Baas.


The collection was presented in Milan last month.


See more images in our earlier story.


Posted on Friday May 2nd 2008 at 10:25 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • cedric

    new photography doesnt save this…. it still belongs on the wallace and gromit set

  • despair

    i agree, still the real wallace and gromit sets are lot nicer.

  • B.S.

    More cheeese Gromit?

  • Does anybody remember a game called The Neverhood?

  • K. Rimane

    The Wizard of Maarten Baas

  • Phone

    Ahhh! Not again!!!!

  • francesco

    is exactly neverhood game!!!!

  • francesco

    is exacly the copy of neverhood’s game

  • chris

    this is not DESIGN!!!

  • chris

    and the colours are soooo ugly …

  • BC

    Wonderful stuff. Fun, playful and irreverent (something the commenters here could obviously use more of!)

  • Jack

    M. Baas is fantastic.

  • lost

    I don’t know if I should laugh or cry…

  • tick tick tick

    for some reason this reminds me of two things: triffids and lsd.

  • Maarten Baas, what is the story?! Why Chankley? Why Bored?

    This stuff is clearly aimed at kids of the super wealthy. Is Established&children in the offing?!

  • despair

    established and sons definitely shocked us by its decision, i thought they chose things that are more or less presentatble

  • Lenny

    I’m glad Established & Sons made this move. It shows their guts to step away from the safe track. Maarten Baas is one of the few designers who really dares to explore new areas in design. It’s great!


    Usually I do not comment but this time i feel the need to do it. It looks quite wired in the collection of Established & Sons. I feel that this collection has influences from the work of Ettore Sottsass. Besides that I believe that most of the comments are negative because people are used in a specific design typology and these pieces are something that you do not expect to see. Another think I would like to mention is that product and industrial design students in the UK are not free to experiment because the only thing that their tutors learn them is to create objects according to the possibilities of a machine and use the existing manufacturing processes. Thats not design, thats just another product in the market. Design is being able to make a statement through your work and innovate in every way.

  • Jo

    Check out the film idiocracy, this stuff would fit in perfectly — visually and conceptually.

  • Will J

    Dear DEAR ALL

    Actually there is a huge difference between this and Sottsass. Sottsass chose his colors, materials and forms for social and philosophical reasons. Baas, as far as I can tell simply does things because he thinks they look cool. Therefore his work deserves to be judged on its aesthetic qualities…..and the crowd has spoken…..this stuff is CRAZY UGLY!

  • robert

    I agree with “dear all”. Although I don’t know if Baas has anything to do with Sottsass, I know that when “the crowd was speaking” when Sottsass came up with his pieces, they also weren’t to enthusiastic about it. In the few years Baas is working he has proven that he knows what he’s doing. And, moreover: what does it matter? I just like this work.

  • ku-bikin-aje

    i love baas’s work. but imagine if he hadn’t conjured the dramatic overburnt chairs or the magically naive clay chairs, i would have some amount of difficulty not dismissing this fun set of furniture as some innovative kid’s play set from ikea, and question whether it is deserving of such overwhelming praise and adulation.

    however he’s proved his genius with stronger pieces in the past, therefore he can now let loose and unravel as he pleases in the present.

  • wes