Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/2318794478/

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

Founded by Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, the Dutch design studio Scholten & Baijings has developed an experimental design process that combines traditional craft techniques with industrial design practices to create tableware, furniture, and textiles that are freshly contemporary. As the studio works through new ideas for products, the designers remain open to unexpected discoveries and depend on direct contact with their materials to guide their decision making. "We always mix our own colors, make our own materials, and create our own models," Carole Baijings explains. "Doing this produces forms you couldn't possibly create on a computer. And colors that are precisely right. Only when you hold a model in your hands will you know if it fits human proportions." Over time, the studio's design process has become a narrative woven into every new project. The selection of Scholten & Baijings's products displayed here—each minimal in form, subtly colored, elegant, and functional—demonstrates the important tole of the hand and craftmanship in contemporary industrial design.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794825/

  • photo reproduction of silk embroidery on cotton foundation
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793882/

  • silk embroidery on cotton and linen foundation
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793866/

  • paper, yarn, textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793864/

  • paper, yarn
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793860/

  • paper, yarn
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793862/

  • paper, yarn
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793856/

  • jacquard-woven recycled polyester,cotton, nylon
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794813/

  • Manufactured by Arita Porcelain Company
  • hand-glazed injection-molded porcelain
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794816/

  • plastic foam; cut and assembled sheet cardboard
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794819/

  • Manufactured by Arita Porcelain Company
  • hand-glazed injection molded porcelain, bent bamboo (teapot handle)
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794822/

  • Manufactured by Arita Porcelain Company
  • hand-glazed injection molded porcelain
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793858/

  • painted woven cotton
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793886/

  • woven solution-dyed nylon, wool, polyester, cotton
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793892/

  • painted woven textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794803/

  • woven textile cardboard (model), painted wood (sample)
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793902/

  • stitched woven textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793894/

  • painted woven textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793890/

  • woven textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793896/

  • wood, cardboard, yarn
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793888/

  • textile, cardboard
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793930/

  • jacquard-woven wool, nylon
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794805/

  • Manufactured by Arita Porcelain Company
  • glazed porcelain
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794807/

  • paper
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794810/

  • Manufactured by Karimoku New Standard
  • oak, porcelain
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794796/

  • dyed and stitched textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794798/

  • dyed and stitched textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794800/

  • dyed and stitched textile
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794785/

  • Designed by Scholten & Baijings
  • slip-cast, fired unglazed porcelain with added metal drill dust, applied glaze applied maker or ink
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794787/

  • Designed by Scholten & Baijings
  • cardboard
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794789/

  • Designed by Scholten & Baijings
  • slip-cast, fired unglazed porcelain with added metal drill dust, applied glaze
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794790/

  • Designed by Scholten & Baijings
  • glazed molded porcelain
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.

Process Lab: Scholten & Baijings

https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318794793/

  • Designed by Scholten & Baijings
  • slip-cast, fired unglazed porcelain with added metal drill dust, applied glaze, applied marker or ink
  • Courtesy Scholten & Baijings

This object is currently on display in room 103 in Carnegie Mansion.