scholten & baijings: colour one mini
‘colour one’ by scholten & baijings for milan design week 2012 image © designboom
in ‘colour one’, dutch design team scholten & baijings showcases a concept car, exhibited in pieces based on the bodywork and powertrain of the ‘MINI one‘ vehicle by MINI. ‘we propose to literally dissect MINI ONE, peel it like an onion, and then re-build it based on our vision and with our signature. the concept car will be created by combining these different layers into a whole,‘ explain the designers. the installation features segmented units from the vehicle: the chassis shell, a model steering wheel and car, concept windshields, wheel, bumper, and other components, made varyingly of paper, metal, and textiles in a range of colours and finishes. an extensive collection of sketches, fabric swatches, models, and project influences can be examined through glass display tables situated in the courtyard. the designers note that they use an ‘atelier way of working’: from sketch to model-making and experimentation, with the final product evolving throughout. ‘the design process is driven by intuition. the journey, the driving experience, the display of pride, the perception of the space, the interaction with the surroundings, and the feeling of speed are all elements presented.’
interior view of the installation from above
full view of the installation image © designboom
view of the car chassis
chassis and seat models in the installation image © designboom
view of exterior shell image © designboom
hood piece image © designboom
extensive models, sketches, test swatches, and influencing projects (including the hövding airbag helmet for bicyclists) image © designboom
paper models of the exhibition pieces image © designboom
wheel image © designboom
steering wheel with other components in background image © designboom
portrait © designboom
from left to right at the ‘colour one’ installation: MINI chief of design anders warming, designers stefan scholten and carole baijings, and director of BMW group design adrian van hooydon
designers stefan scholten and carole baijings next to one of the car shells of ‘colour one’ portrait © designboom
video of scholten & baijings, adrian van hooydonk, and anders warming discussing the ‘colour one’ project
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