Designer and Co-Founder ∙ Scholten & Baijings
The diversity of Carole Baijings design output puts the ‘multi’ in multi-disciplinary. Since 2000, Baijings and partner-in-life-as-well-as-work Stefan Scholten have designed chairs, ceramics, glassware, textiles, rugs and tableware. They’ve done graphic and exhibition design, and have worked on concepts for prestigious institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum, the Rijksmuseum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Then there’s the brand work, for arita japan, Georg Jensen, Herman Miller, MINI, Maharam, Thomas Eyck, Karimoku, New Standard and HAY, among others. A self-confessed perfectionist, Baijing’s work is distinguished by a carefully considered use of pattern, colour and graphic elements. Every project is an investigation of the tension between surface and form, design and production, and the pair’s method involves deep diving into art and design history, while always looking ahead to invent new ways of living, working, and making in the world.