di Louise Schouwenberg
A beautiful Insight into the creative Processes of one of the most exciting European Design duos to have emerged in the last ten Years
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 Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished images from the designers’ personal archives, it takes the reader behind the scenes of this contemporary product design studio and allows intimate access to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.
> 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.
Veste editoriale: Brossura
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