Design Miami Names Maarten Baas Designer of the Year

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Last year, brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana had more funky wicker pieces than a Boca yard sale and slaughtered more stuffed animal designs than Lady Gaga's wardrobe at Design Miami for their stint as Designer of the Year. Following in their footsteps is 31-year-old Dutch designer Maarten Baas. Let's take a look at some of his work, shall we?

As part of the award, Baas will design a site-specific installation for the tent. Dezeen has some pictures of Baas working on the project. You'll be able to see the final result December 1, when Design Miami opens.

In April, Baas was busy keeping time with a "Real Time" exhibit in Milan. This video from Dezeen showcases his Analog Digital Clock. The setup is like a digital clock, but instead of electronics changing the time, Baas himself does it from behind the display by painting over and wiping clean the glass. He also showcased Sweeper Clock, in which time is told by a horde of broom carriers sweeping away rubbish.

​In 2004, Baas elaborated on the idea and took a handful of iconic furniture designs, burned them, and then varnished over the results. This particular piece happens to be his take on a Campana brothers design.

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