Maarten Baas graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 with his Smoke series. Instantly, this burned furniture collection became world famous. His success continued to soar through several solo shows, highlighted by Clay Furniture in 2006, and Real Time in 2009. In 2009, Maarten Baas was awarded the title of Designer of the Year in Miami. His works are exhibited in major museum collections, such as Victoria & Albert, MoMa, Rijksmuseum and Les Arts Decoratifs.