Soel Design

Acidulous Stripes

Acidulous Stripes

Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings combine minimal forms and balanced use of colour with traditional craft techniques and industrial production in a distinctive, almost un-Dutch design style. They build bridges between designer, artisan and manufacturer.

I have been a very consistent fan of these two designers and their creation.  Their signature is the use of acidulous colors they apply on different materials such as wood, ceramic, textiles.....they even did customize a Sholten and Baijings Mini Cooper that I would be the first one to buy if it was ever commercialized.  But my favorite pieces of their work are the striped textiles such as the plaids and cushions that can just be thrown in a super white environment to make it HAPPY!

To know more about their work, you can check out their monograph: Reproducing Sholten and Baijings, covering all aspects of their practice from textiles to ceramics.  This new monograph is illustrated with photographs, models and sketches pulled directly from the firm's archives. A complete list of their projects produced to date makes this an incomparable resource for professionals and enthusiasts alike.



Photos: Scholten & Baijings

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