Launched: 2004, Moss Gallery, New York City

In 2004, Moss gallery in New York City commissioned Maarten for a solo show with burned design classics, based on Baas’s graduation work “Smoke.” The exhibition, “Where There’s Smoke…” became a symbolic exhibition for this decade. The exhibition took the statement behind Smoke to a greater extreme than the original Smoke series, by burning classics by Rietveld, Gaudi, Sottsass and others.

Where There’s Smoke pieces are in collections of main museums, such as San Fransisco MoMa & Centraal Museum Utrecht.