Hue and Dye
Investigating the color world of Scholten & Baijings
Written by: The Editors
Artwork by: Juriaan Booij
Throughout their career as industrial designers, the husband-and-wife duo Scholten & Baijings have proved themselves to be acutely sensitive colorists. Together, the Dutch designers routinely kit out their furniture, fabrics, and objects in a host of unique shades and fresh palettes, making color something akin to form. In this short film, Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings peel back the curtain on their chromatic philosophy. “Even the brightest flowers are never vulgar,” muses Baijings, “there’s a perfection [in nature] that we aim to achieve in our work.” It’s a perfection that, this April at Salone del Mobile 2017, Herman Miller is celebrating with the exhibition “Chromatography: The Colour World of Scholten & Baijings,” a new installation in our Milan showroom. With it, the pair will debut three new textiles created in collaboration with the Maharam Design Studio and the ColourForm Sofa Group, their inaugural furniture collection for Herman Miller. “Color is the starting point of the design process,” says Scholten, and in his world, that starting point is also an end in itself.