Scorched furniture, theatrical clocks and an indoor circus are among the projects that Dutch designer Maarten Baas presents in his first retrospective, at the Groninger Museum. In this exclusive interview, he explains why taking risks has been crucial to his success.
“I’ve always felt like that’s my unique selling point – I have to cross new borders, try new things and discover new possibilities,” Baas told Dezeen. “I will not lean back on a certain technique or a certain way of working.”
“I really want to keep on shaking things up. It’s not always a very nice way of working – it’s tiring and stressful. But it’s the only way I can motivate myself.”