scholten & baijings: colour porcelain designs of the year 2013 shortlist
 
scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist
mar 31, 2013

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain designs of the year 2013 shortlist

‘s.b. 33’ milk & sugar set in yellow / pink / light blue

 

 

working together with 1616 arita japan–one of the oldest japanese porcelain manufacturers– scholten & baijings have conceived a very comprehensive service. consisting of bowls, candleholders, cups, plates, serving platters, vases and a tea set, the ‘color porcelain’ collection has been produced as different series: minimal, colourful, and extraordinary, which refer to the intensity of the hand painted color, details and patterns used to finish them.

 

situated in the nishimatsuura district in japan’s saga prefecture, arita is known for its distinctive porcelain, where the tradition of painting the vitrified translucent ceramic dates back to 1616, when abducted korean potter yi sam-sam-pyeong discovered a superior quality clay in the region. focusing on this historical practice, the dutch designers prepared a colour analysis which involved archived masterpieces, looking into those japanese pigments which have played a prominent role in the production of works made from the natural materila including aquarelle blue, light green, red-orange and yellow ochre.

 

scholten & baijings have used these hues individually in their work, however collectively forming the specific arita colour spectrum. the resulting layered compositions are executed in different shades of glaze in combination with the natural porcelain colour– the latter encompassing a special delicat grey-white tone which makes it unique in the world. the combination of traditional craftsmanship and sholten & baijings’ signature style results in mix of asian and european culture which creates a dialogue between applied art and everyday use.

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘s.b. 49’ cup & saucer in yellow / pink

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘s.b. 40’ teacup in orange / grey

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘s.b. 54’ teapot in white / light blue

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlistleft: ‘s.b. 53’ container in pink / gridright: ‘s.b. 51’ container in light blue / grid

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist‘s.b. 29’ bowl in white / red

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist

 

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlist

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlistleft: ‘s.b. 64’ low vase in white / pinkright: ‘s.b. 69’ high vase in white / light blue

 

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortliststefan scholten of scholten & baijings at the london design museum’s ‘designs of the year 2013’ exhibition where ‘colour porcealin’ is being showcasedimage © designboom

 

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlistthe extensive range of pieces which include candle holders, teacups, vases and platesimage © designboom

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlistthe pieces are finished in hues which collectively form the specific arita colour spectrumimage © designboom

 

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortlistdocumentation of the hand production of each pieceimage © designboom

 

 

scholten & baijings: colour porcelain   designs of the year 2013 shortliststefan scholten explaining the development of ‘colour porcelain’ to designboomimage © designboom

  • So pure. So simple!
    Would love to own their sets.
    But I agree with Jim, that handle seems unstable.

    Rich Kim
  • Simplicity is easy to love. ..but you need a good grip on that cup!

    Jim

    jimCan

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