Designer and founder of JOINE Office for Design Maarten Baptist (1976) has an affinity with food and a keen interest in the restaurant business. He creates both delicate tabletop products and an extensive range of furniture. Baptist 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.
Male, born on November 19th