Saturday, October 13, 2012
SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS
I've been a bit obsessed with this Scholten & Baijings x Arita 1616 tableware ever since I first saw it on Dezeen back in April. That's almost 6 months ago by now, so I think it's about time I presented it to you all.
Let me give you a proper introduction - Scholten & Baijings (of HAY fame) are a Dutch design duo who took on the assignment of Arita 1616 to bring some colour & European vibes into their ceramics. They did wonderfully, creating a set of tableware that looks absolutely perfect. The shapes & colours are based on their extensive research in the Arita archives; pastel blues, yellows & pinks combined with a fiery red and a serene white... The collection feels very modern yet gives a little wink to the Japanese heritage of Arita and is crafted with the extraordinary workmanship & experience of the original Arita ceramics.
In short: this is the best & coolest tableware I've ever seen, the end.
Some of my favourite pieces:
Images via Dezeen & Thomas Eyck