Lucas Maassen (Eindhoven, 1975) lives and works in Eindhoven.
After studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven he started his career as an independent conceptual designer.
His work has been exhibited in museums all over the world such as MoMA New York, Grand Palais Paris, Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein, New Museum New York, Taiwan Design Museum Taipei, Museum of Art and Design New York, Centraal Museum Utrecht and the van Abbe museum Eindhoven.
Besides his design practice Maassen teaches at the Social Design Master program at the Design Academy Eindhoven and at the Academy of Art Communication and Design inTilburg.
Key to the work of Lucas Maassen is a process of validation through apparent perception. To what extent are aspects of scale and matter fundamental to determine and pronounce typological objects? In a highly playful manner, Maassen manipulates the parameters of conceiving objects; deriving from recognizable functionality into a fictional realm of attributed economic value as limited or as matter, both effectively quantitative realities, he qualitatively measures these up to apparent conditions of the imaginary.