BIO

Personal Profile

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As a trained designer I have a constant flow of ideas. Thinking about design solutions and form is like a second nature to me. I have a preference for working with wood, however over the years I have developed into an all-rounder and work with metal and plastics just as easy. In the past my focus was on interior products, 

designing and thinking about solutions for exhibitions and transportation of art works. All products and activities dealing with interior design or exhibitions are executed under the name Werkplaatssessies.

 

At this moment I am doing what I love most, customising motorcycles and exploring the possibilities of reinventing driving a bike. I have a focus on Japanese Honda’s, especially Honda Helix and Spacey, hence the label RollingJapanese

Work experience

1998 - present

Interior Adventures

for Real | IAFR

Designer and owner: 

  • Designer and maker of furniture and interior objects

  • Designer and maker of wooden crates for transport and safe keeping of art objects

  • Construction and deconstruction of various exhibitions

2012 - present

RollingJapanese

Designer and owner: 

  • Designing and customising Japanese motorcycles

2011 - present

Werkplaatssessies

Collaboration with Goedele Wellens

  • Designing and making of interior objects

2020 - present

Morentz

Restoration of designer and vintage furniture

2003 - 2012

Sundaymorning@ EKWC

Instructor Wood en Metal

  • Management wood- and metal workshop

  • Assist national and international artists and designers to execute constructions, presentations, 3D-models and moulds.

  • Maintenance/adaptations of machines and tools

  • Practical organisation, transport and custom formalities, construction and deconstruction of various exhibitions abroad:

    • Country Project .ekwc Iran inTehran, 2009

    • Country Project .ekwc Marokko in Casablanca, 2008

    • Ceramics&Sound.ekwcexpositie in Köln, 2008

    • Country Project .ekwc China in Beijing, 2006

  • Practical organization, construction and deconstruction of various exhibitions in The Netherlands:

    • Ceramics&Architecture .ekwc, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, 2009

    • Jorg Remé, Noord-Brabants Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2009

    • landenproject .ekwc Brazilië, SM's ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2007

    • landenproject .ekwc China, SM’s 's-Hertogenbosch, 2006

2017 - 2020

Maarten Baas

Allround production contributor; wood, metal, clay furniture, design solutions

Education

1994 - 1998

ArtEZ

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, 3D design [bachelor diploma]

Furniture designed for the future inspired by the past

1991 - 1994

Nimeto

MTS, Utrecht [diploma]

Finishing, protection techniques and master painter; hand painting, car painting, house painting

1989 - 1991

RSG

HAVO, Heerenveen [diploma]

1985 - 1989

RSG

VWO, Heerenveen

Other activities

2013

Koning Willem I 

Guest lectures and judging works at Koning Willem I College ‘s-Hertogenbosch, department furniture design

2009 - 2012

Sundaymorning@ EKWC

Chairman employee representation Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum

1999 - 2000

Travel

From november 1999 to september 2000, a trip around the world: Australië, Nieuw-Zeeland, Buenos Aires, Chili, Bolivia, Peru en Ecuador

Hobbies

Restore and drive oldtimer motorcycles

Cooking

2013 - 2014

The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride

Organisation of The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride, a worldwide motorcycle tour to raise awareness and funds against prostate cancer.

Exhibitions and assignments

2015

DDW15

Dutch Design Week Eindhoven

Werkplaatssessies in collaboration with Fabrique Céramique,17th - 25th of October

2013

Kunstvesting Heusden

Guest artist at city exhibition in Heusden, ceramic work,14th- 15th of September

2014

DDW14

Dutch Design Week Eindhoven

Werkplaatssessies in collaboration with Fabrique Céramique,18th - 26th of October

2011 - 2012

Conference table

Conference table for the Sabelspoort Arnhem, 

Province of Gelderland, design and making of in collaboration with BuroBruno, Bruno van Hooijdonk

2011

Tapijtenkast

Design and production of a cabinet for tapestry, private collector

2011

Tables

Tables designed for the Rhederoord Estate, Gelderland, in collaboration with BuroBruno, Bruno van Hooijdonk

2010

Exhibition

Exhibition Galerie Majke Hüsstege, ceramic works, November - December

2010

Exhibition

Carart Festival Delft, 11th - 12th September

2009

Exhibition

Ceramic Product Design, exposition CBK Arnhem / Apeldoorn, March - July

2008

Exhibition

Interior Adventures for Real, exposition CBK Arnhem, May - June

2008

Exhibition

New Shoots, exhibition Coming Soon shop Arnhem, April - June

2007

Exhibition

The Best of Italy, design event Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, November

2007

Exhibition

Lift-Off, exhibition Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, October

2011

Exhibition

Exhibition Galerie Judy Straaten, ceramic works, March  - May

2007 - 2008

Exhibition

Decontaminato, exhibition NHOW Hotel Milan, October - January

2007

Exhibition

Salone di Mobile, Milan, 11th - 23th April

2014

Kunstnacht  

Den Bosch

Exhibit of ceramic works and motorcycles, 17th of September

Publications

2009

The Independant Design Guide, Thames&Hudson by Laura Housely, page 100, text and picture.

2008

CBK nieuws Arnhem, artist portrait in collaboration with Bruno van Hooijdonk

2009

Keramiek, june edition, by Piet Augustijn, text and pictures.

2008

VT Wonen, June edition, picture with mention