The Shell by Maarten Baas


Dutch designer Maarten Baas, this year's Design Miami/ Designer of the Year, presented a specially-commissioned cabinet at the show in Miami last week.

Called The Shell, the piece has a faceted outer surface and wooden interior with two shelves.

More information in our previous story.

More Dezeen stories about Maarten Baas:

Maarten Baas named Design Miami/ Designer of the Year
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Dezeen’s Milan favourites
Maarten Baas at Contrasts Gallery
Maarten Baas at Via Voghera 8 (Milan 2008)
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Maarten Baas at Carpenters Workshop Gallery (movie)
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Maarten Baas in Milan 2007

Posted on Friday December 11th 2009 at 10:39 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • I’d like to meet the person who MADE the cabinet!

  • I’m sorry, it could be “persons”!

  • He’s in a partnership with Bas den Herder, he’s the MAKER.

  • I agree, shuld be so difficult to made this cabinet!!!!! The part inside of this “alien´s egg” it is ia a high level of woodworking constrct. Waoull!!!!

  • yo

    N importe quoi.

  • yves

    abs fab

  • Bear

    a vulgar attempt at breaking a creative block .

  • mikaël

    I worked for Baas a couple of years ago and if things haven’t changed much, can tell you that it is probably all mig welded 1/16″ sheet metal stainless steel and the “woodwork” is actually walnut veneer covering the steel. Most of the different operations of the process of their work is outsourced to local shops and specialists but Bas den Herder is a master welder and always does perfect prototypes. Hope this helps

  • Intriguing shape and surface– I kind of hate the wood interior (in spite of the craftsmanship), it detracts from what could have been a sublimely iridescent piece.

  • phua chu kang

    But why do I have the feelin it looks like a giant peanut :-)

  • xtiaan

    its an intriguing and I think i like it, but its really hard to tell from the photos, you cant really see whats going on with it. I find that quite a bit here at dezeen, with 3-d objects the photos in the articles often dont adequately describe the actual peice in question, or if it does show thwe object, the photo itself is often way too small. DO you guys just take what youre given picture-wise?
    lovely work otherwise dezeen.

  • J*

    @phua chu kang: it’s because it LOOKS like a giant peanut! ha ha.

  • This man is absolutely crazy ;-)