Maarten Baas (born in 1978), Grandfather Clock, The Netherlands, 2009
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard, cherrywood veneer) varnished, resin, video
Purchased from Maarten Baas courtesy of the patronage of Cercle Design 20/21, 2012
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance
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A graduate of the prestigious Design Academy of Eindhoven, Maarten Baas is one of those who disrupt traditional categories. At the Milan Furniture Fair of 2009, he presented Real Time, a series of videos made around counting time, staging actors indicating the time. Arising from this concept, Grandfather Clock is composed of a case and a clockface where a video appears showing a man moving the hands of the clock. The film in this way works as a clock face.