scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago
all images courtesy of scholten & baijings

 

 

scholten & baijings
the art institute of chicago, chicago
on now until  january 5th, 2014

 

 

designed for the exhibition at the art institute of chicago, ‘colour installation’ re-envisions the presentation of scholten & baijings’s extensive work by making connections between their design practice and their multiple collaborations with artisans and manufacturers. the duo’s color mastery is illustrated in a multi-layered assemblage of pieces selected including ‘colour porcelain’, reimagined tableware for the japanese company 1616 / arita. referencing historic japanese ceramics and color spectrums, the designers produced a collection influenced by asian craftsmanship, that stays true to stefan scholten and carole baijings’ dutch roots.

 

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago

 

 

from creating furnishings for the danish manufacturer HAY, tables for the japanese artisanal wood manufacturer karimokou new standard to a contemporary silver tea set for georg jensen, the exhibit highlights material innovation paired down to its essential form.

 

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago

 

 

the large-scale images integrated into the installation focuses on the detail and play of color in the work produced by dutch photographers scheltens & abbenes, ultimately capturing the relationships and frame connections between the various lines and pattern in scholten & baijings’s work.

 

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago
‘colour porcelain’ for 1616 / arita japan

 

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago

shift for pastoe – color carpet and color glass for HAY

 

 

scholten & baijings colour the art institute of chicago