Valerie Objects: Maarten Baas
The newly launched Antwerp-based international design label Valerie Objects is getting a lot of attention. It is created by Axel Van Den Bossche, Frank Lambert and art director Veerle Wenes. They are an independent subsidiary of Belgian design brand Serax, which produces small furniture items, tableware and accessories. Valerie Objects works with designers, architects and artists with the idea of translating signature works of these creative minds into real objects.
Working with Jinhyun Jeon, Muller Van Severen, Maarten Baas, Studio Simple, Koichi Futatsumata and Studio Wieki Somers, they have collectively come up with six unique and high-end designs for the Cutlery Project, which was premiered at Paris’s D’Day Festival.
The designs are interesting and perhaps even slightly impractical. But from a design standpoint, absolutely fascinating, so I wanted to share them with you.
While some designs seem cartoonish, such as Dutch designer Maarten Baas’s cutlery, they are actually slated for production. The prototype featured above is nylon, but it will be created in stainless steel or another functional material.
You can read more about Valerie Objects, D’Days, and the Cutlery Project at these links: