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cutlery, maarten baas for valerie_objects


Maarten Baas’s style is instantly recognisable in his cutlery set. The sketchy, nearly childlike shapes can be seen in many of his works (such as the Sculpt series 2007, The Haphazard Harmony service set from 2010 and various free works). The knife, fork, tablespoon and teaspoon seem to have gone directly from sketch to the factory.  Baas: “There is often a great deal of beauty in a rapid sketch, but those spontaneous lines often get lost in an industrial process.” A characteristic feature of this cutlery set is the irregular zigzag edge of the knife. An ostensibly simple intervention, which is precisely the most difficult part of production.

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