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The Shanghai Riddle

Published on September 3, 2008

There’s been a fair bit of appropriation of design from China lately. Maarten Baas’s collaboration with Pearl Lam of Contrast Gallery is the latest. Baas created a series of hand-carved elm replicas of ordinary Chinese plastic chairs for his exhibition, “The Shanghai Riddle.”

Maarten Baas, Plastic Chair in Wood, 2008. Carved elmwood with varnish. Edition of 50.

Maarten Baas, Stack of Plastic High Stools in Elm, 2008. Edition of 50.

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