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maarten baas: 'real time', clock movies at milan design week 09
apr 26, 2009
maarten baas: 'real time', clock movies at milan design week 09


maarten baas signs 3 movies speaking of time passing, shot in the netherlands
between february and march 2009.
he chooses the cinema language to re-shape a clock collection composed by three models.
from the old style analog-alarm to the digital time counter, baas animates the clocks with
a theatre mechanism with true and living lancets – by involving actors to sign the time.
3D prototypes are shown together with the movies and work as rough description for
the new baas’ models of time counters. the clock videos will be sold on an external hard drive
(HD quality) which can be played on any screen. all movies will be numbered and signed
by maarten baas (prices on request).

‘the man in a clock’, by marteen baas, video still
photo by designboom

‘the man in a clock’ a man is filmed while he draws the hands of a clock from the inside of the interface. this film is integrated in the housing of a traditional floor clock.
the man seems to stand in the clock as he keeps on drawing the current time.


‘the man in a clock’, by marteen baas, video still
photo by designboom


‘the man in a clock’, by marteen baas, video still
photo by designboom


‘the man in a clock’, by marteen baas, instead of a normal clockwork, there’s a screen integrated.
the grandfather clock is a limited edition of 3 pieces.

maarten are you in?


storyboard concept


‘counting hours’
in a tiny office installation, a man is being watched by a security camera.
he does his daily things. there’s a pen and a pencil indicating the current time.
the man moves the hands every minute and keeps on doing his daily things.


‘counting hours’ by marteen baas, actor in a tiny (retro) office, scribbling and moving the pencil hands
image © designboom


‘counting hours’ by marteen baas
the man is doing his job in an old, dusty office, wasting his time, while he manually moves the hands of a clock every minute.
image © designboom


‘counting hours’ installation, by marteen baas
image © designboom


‘counting hours’ installation, by marteen baas
image © designboom


‘counting hours’ installation, by marteen baas, video screen entitled ‘milan’
image © designboom


‘counting hours’ installation, by marteen baas, new york / milan / shanghai video screens
image © designboom


‘counting hours’ installation, by marteen baas, video screen
image © designboom


‘sweeper–clock’


street cleaners perform an analog clock, they were filmed to create a 24 hours movie
photo by designboom


half past two
photo by designboom


the passing of the time within this clock is given by multitudes of people brushing – shot and screened in a true interval of 12 or 24 hours


digital clocks with interfaces that build up piece by piece… slowly


C’N’C costume national tees by maarten baas


C’N’C costume national tees by maarten baas
image © designboom

tees are available online here
t-shirt men, white
t-shirt women, grey


C’N’C costume national women tee by maarten baas, detail of dawing by suzanne van der aa
image © designboom


C’N’C costume national men tee shirt design by maarten baas, detail of dawing by suzanne van der aa
image © designboom


clay furniture by maarten baas
image © designboom


‘clay furniture’ by maarten baas
image © designboom

clay furniture is made of synthetic clay, with a metal ‘skeleton’ inside
to reinforce the structure.


‘clay furniture’ by maarten baas
image © designboom


‘clay furniture’ by maarten baas
image © designboom


‘clay furniture’ by maarten baas
image © designboom


chairs by maarten baas
image © designboom


chairs by maarten baas
image © designboom


lunch time for maarten baas
portrait © designboom

‘real time’ is on show at the C’N'C costume national showroom, via fogazzaro 23, milan.
C’N’C costume national was created in 2004 by ennio capasa, who is also creative director
of the italian fashion brand costume national. the show-event is produced by diana marrone
with studio baas & den herder. the show will not have been possible without the sponsors:
mondriaan foundation (amsterdam), the netherlands foundation of visual arts,
design and architecure, the netherlands embassy|nederlandse ambassade (rome),
wyborowa exquisite, with the cooperation of dutch general consulate (milan).

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