What’s in a name? Two things. On the one hand, Inner Circle refers to the group of people you share the private dining table with, on the other hand the name describes Baas’ leitmotiv. ‘I discovered that all tableware items consist of circles within circles’, Baas explains. ‘At the same time, the circle is considered the most perfect symmetric shape. I played with that notion and drew spontaneous, far-from-perfect circles with a pencil’. These drawings were literally translated into tableware. The items are the materialization of imperfect, concentric circles.
Designer Maarten Baas for Valerie Objects