CLAY Bench

CLAY Bench

CLAY collection is one of the most renowned works of Maarten Baas. It included spontaneous and outstanding yet subtle design made out of industrial clay. For this collection, Maarten developed a series of unique furniture by hand. What made these furniture pieces even more special was how Maarten didn't use any preparatory sketches, templates, or molds. His explorative approach reflects his inner child innocently wandering the path of creativity.


The CLAY pieces are simple furniture pieces like a dining table and brightly-colored chairs. Maarten created numerous pieces in this collection for private clients and museums. Maarten's work is also high in demand among exclusive clientele.


    Known for rebellious, theatrical, and artistic signature, Maarten baas is a well-respected designer who’s works comprise numerous private and major prestigious collections, including Les Arts Décoratifs Paris, MOMA New York, and Victoria & Albert Museum London.

    Baas is among the top influential artist-designers of the early twenty-first century. His work lies in the boundaries between contemporary design and minimalistic art. He holds a unique stance in the field, personifying conceptual art, craftsmanship, public space, and installation into his oeuvre.

    Baas has created several collections featuring unique furniture and utensils. In his 2006 series, Clay, he has created his collections by hand using skillful techniques and contemporary styles. His most famous works are Clay, Smoke, and Real-Time.

    In 2009, Baas was awarded the' Designer of the Year' at Design Basel (Miami). In 2012, the New York Times listed two of his prestigious collections Smoke and Clay in its 'Top 25 Design Classic of the Future.' Furthering his success, Baas also won the Art prize for his Real Time Sweeper's Clock.


    H: 80 cm

    W: 100 cm

    D: 50 cm


    Industrial clay


    8-10 weeks


    Custom colors are available on request and after consultation with artist at additional costs.

    Outdoor coating available at additional costs.


    These products are designed as works of art and are sold as such. The buyer is expected to regard these products as works of art. In the event that these works of art are used as functional objects, they shall not be subject to the usual requirements of a functional object.

    Esra Lemmens Gallery accepts no liability arising from any use of these products other than as works of art.

    All works represented by the Esra Lemmens Gallery are original and  colours or shapes might slightly differ from images.