Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Author: Louise Schouwenberg

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Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings established their Amsterdam-based studio Scholten & Baijings in 2000, and are now widely regarded as one of the most exciting, innovative and dynamic design duos in Europe. Renowned for their sensitive and subtle yet functional products, their striking and often unexpected use of colour and their exquisitely crafted objects, they have applied their distinctive style to everything from ceramics and silverware to textiles and even a concept car.

This, their first ever book, documents their design process – from the initial intricate drawings and sketches, through a multitude of models, prototypes, colour swatches and samples, to the finished product. Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished images from the designers’ personal archives, it takes the reader behind the scenes of this contemporary product design studio and allows intimate access to their working methods.

A beautiful and comprehensive monograph, the book focuses on their relationships with different manufacturers and includes the stories behind collaborations with Maharam, MINI, Georg Jensen, 1616?/ Arita Japan, Karimoku New Standard and Thomas Eyck, as well as including a complete list of works featuring all the projects they have designed to date. Opening with a foreword by Michael Maharam, with supporting text from design critic Louise Schouwenberg, the book’s stunning design by Joost Grootens includes a unique die-cut jacket, individually-crafted tip-ins and fluorescent book block edges.

This is a celebration of the designer-manufacturer relationship and a unique insight into the world of two of the most promising designers on the contemporary international design scene. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 348 pp
  • Illustrations: 500 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714868714

Louise Schouwenberg is a Dutch art and design critic. She writes for several international magazines, has contributed to a large number of books on design, and has curated a few exhibitions on the cutting edge of art and design. She is head of the Masters department Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, and head of the Masters department Material Utopias (fine art & design) at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

"350 glorious fluoro-orange gilded pages… This book is not just a beautiful thing. It’s an exploration of creative process."—Telegraph Luxury

"Each project is presented with exhaustive and beautiful photography documenting the design stages as well as the finished pieces."—Crafts

"Goes far beyond being just a survey of their work… A stunning representation of Scholten & Baijing's thoughtful and detail-oriented working process."—

"A brilliant look behind the scenes through over 300 pages of never before published imagery, relevant sketches and supporting texts."—Cool Hunting

"A thorough look at their process and respect for craft tradition as well as a kind of biographical portrait."—Sotheby's Magazine

"The reigning couple of color has made an indelibly saturated mark on the furniture scene of today."—

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