Thursday, May 06, 2010

MILAN: Salone del Mobile 2010 - Scholten & Baijings

Photograph courtesy Established and Sons
Architects and Designers.   Rising  stars of the design world,  Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings.

Vegetables.  The dutch designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings have designed a collection of vegetables made of textiles shown at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi.  “The work is about the intensity of color and craftsmanship. Everything is hand- and in house-made. It's the start of our new research: 'Designer as craftsman' to see if the intensity of the work changes if we realize the product from A-Z in our own Atelier. The textiles are specially dyed, the shape and details are made with threads. Vegetables are an important export product for The Netherlands! One person is working approximately one week to make one piece.” Scholten & Baijings.

Total Table Design – Paper Table.  Paper Table by Scholten and Baijings combines subtlety with elegance.  The folded cardboard models for the crockery are translated into light grey, unglazed porcelain cups and plates, playing with the suggestion of cardboard delicately.  For the table linen the duo offered a contemporary solution: they designed two sets containing of napkins and table runners, which can be used in various combinations.  Their design is completed with a set of sober shaped glassware and cutlery.

Butte Tuna – Butte Tree – Butte Turtle.    Butte Tuna, Butte Tree and Butte Turtle were designed by Scholten & Baijings for Established & Sons. The Butte box design is based on that of an ancient wooden travel case.  The duos have developed new production techniques to translate the skilled craftsmanship used to create the original boxes into new products.    The storage box is made of oak wood veneer.  The inside of the box and its cover is painted with fluorescent orange, blue or pink.   Each box (just as the original cases they are based upon did) tells its own story through hand-drawn, printed illustrations.  The drawings tell stories of environmental issues created especially for Established & Sons;  The Life of a Tuna Fish, The Life of a Turtle, and The Life of a Tree.  The Butte boxes are available in three sizes.
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