Maarten Baptist

Artisan

  • Handmade accessories

Hospitality Interiors

  • Furniture & furnishing

Objets

  • Crystal ware

  • Homewares

  • Kitchen utensils & cookware

Address

  • Pisanostraaat 126 5623CE Eindhoven
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  • Netherlands

Designer Maarten Baptist has an affinity with food and coffee. He creates both delicate tabletop products and an extensive range of furniture. Maarten develops icons for day-to-day activities, each with an elegant sense of presence: ‘I try to keep a sense of wonder alive about the things around me'.

Designer Maarten Baptist has an affinity with food and coffee. He creates both delicate tabletop products and an extensive range of furniture.

Maarten develops icons for day-to-day activities, each with an elegant sense of presence. Often a tiny detail will be off-key, making his pieces charmingly different. ‘I try to keep a sense of wonder alive about the things around me and I translate that wonder into my products.’ Fresh yet organic shapes pervade his work, bringing each piece a feel of timelessness. In order to keep an open mind, Maarten established a studio where ‘anything can happen’, and decided against having his own private workshop. Instead, he collaborates with the craftsmen or industries that he considers fit a particular project’s needs.

Capitalising on the advantages this objectivity brings, he stretches the limits of the production process and encourages craftsmen to push their capabilities. Maarten stays closely involved throughout; he remarks jokingly ‘I am a designer, not a stylist’. A true perfectionist, he insists on a refined finish for all products, whether produced en masse or in a small edition. ‘I make use of the fact that the smallest change can have a tremendous effect on the entire process.

‘ Trusting his instincts, Maarten also launches products under his own label “Maarten Baptist”, because ‘some products should just exist’. Not that he would dismiss an opportunity to have his designs taken into production by another label.