Modelled by hand

Dutch artist-designer Maarten Baas unveils four new Clay pieces for luxury menswear brand, Berluti.

Maarten Baas, who brought us the charred Smoke range, recently completed four new pieces for Parisian menswear brand Berluti, in collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery. The pieces are a continuation of his Clay collection that was first launched in 2006 at the Milan Furniture Fair.

Unlike the first brightly coloured Clay collection, which is made from synthetic clay covering a metal armature inside and modelled by hand, the new pieces opt for a more subdued monochrome palette.

The functional artworks included a chaise lounge, valet, and two mirrors – classic pieces of furniture that were playfully reinterpreted in the hand-modelled technique.

The new work, which explores the intersections between art, functional design and fashion, was launched during Art Basel Miami at Berluti’s new Design District boutique. 

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