Imagine a universe inspired by the curiosity cabinets of the 14th century, imagine the curious realities they would reveal.
In his The Curiosities of a Designer exhibition Maarten Baas looks to these curiosity cabinets to turn preconceived design ideas on their head. He also forges his own universe, pushing the limits of design to create a new, curious reality.
Taking place the at Les Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre museum in Paris until 12 February 2012, the exhibition sees Baas taking a theatrical approach to design.
Baas created four rooms that are like the décor for a movie or a theatre play, rather than merely a presentation of design pieces. Baas’s designs are mixed with with anonymous pieces and become characters in the narratives that seem to be told by the created settings.