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Dates: 27 July – 02 August 2014
Tutor(s): Scholten & Baijings
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Prices: From € 835 to € 1125 (incl. tuition, materials, food, accommodation)

The way in which Scholten & Baijings are working in their studio is special. By making paper models they arrive at new forms – a method which they named “constructive thinking” and has been the basis for their teaching from 2006 until 2011 at Design Academy Eindhoven’s ‘Atelier’ department. In their design process they are combining this method with colour, material, texture and tactility – and people now refer to it as typically ‘Scholten & Baijings.’

Scholten & Baijings’ Boisbuchet workshop is based on “constructive thinking” and colour will be the main focus. The goal is to indicate personal skills and to apply these skills in order to be expressive and creative in one’s work. Every created element in your design process is a piece of independent work and part of a larger whole. By creating your handwork, new ideas develop that can be used for your final designs.

During the workshop, Scholten & Baijings will challenge the participants to develop their own grammar of colour by using their “constructive thinking” method. Various aspects such as colour analysis, compositions and applications will be explored. The objective is to inspire and stir your imagination. However, a hands-on mentality is required!

Stefan Scholten (1972) and Carole Baijings (1973) established Scholten & Baijings, Studio for Design, in 2000.

They combine minimal forms and balanced use of colour with traditional craft techniques and industrial production in a distinctive, almost un-Dutch design style. The finesse, entrancing colours and subtle use of materials in their work have earned considerable admiration in the international design world. Their work, both independent as commissioned, is collected and exhibited worldwide.

For clients and manufacturers, Scholten & Baijings design and develop interior products. Among those are tables, chairs, lamps, carpets, colourful plaids, bed linen and tableware. They work for companies and institutions such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria & Albert Museum, Zuiderzee Museum, Audax Textile Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Maharam, Established & Sons, HAY, Pastoe, RoyalVKB, Karimoku New Standard, 1616 / Arita Japan, Thomas Eyck, MINI, Georg Jensen and many more. Their work is published in magazines such as Wallpaper*, Frame, Elle Deco, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Icon, The New York Times, Vogue, Surface, Intramuros and in The International Design Year Book.

Scholten & Baijings recently received their third Dutch Design Award 2012, were nominated for Designer of the Year by Wallpaper* 2011 and were rewarded with the ELLE Decoration International Design Award (EDIDA) for Young Designer Talent 2011.

They were rewarded with their second Wallpaper* Design Award for Best Sideboard Shift 2013 and an EDIDA for their Colour Porcelain collection for 1616 / Arita Japan. A nomitation for the Harrie Tillie (oeuvre) award 2013 was received. Their Colour Porcelain collection for 1616 / Arita Japan is nominated for Design of the Year 2013 by the Design Museum London.

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