Stefan Scholten (1972) and Carole Baijings (1973) launched Scholten & Baijings Studio for Design in 2000. In recent years they have established themselves as one of the most celebrated and successful international design practices, achieving both critical acclaim and successful commercial designs.
Scholten & Baijings's work frequently combines minimal forms and a characteristic use of colour with both traditional craft techniques and industrial production.
Scholten & Baijings make use of grids, light effects, colour, transparency and layered patterns. A keen eye for detail is always present and a fastidious working habit is also typical. Designs are the result of a specific way of working, Scholten & Baijings taught this method in the Design Academy Eindhoven department 'Atelier' from 2006-2011. The goal is to use one's personal skills to be expressive and creative, every part of a process is considered an independent work and a component of a larger whole. When creating work by hand new ideas develop, the computer is rarely used.
Scholten & Baijings have applied their skills to a wide range of objects and have worked with many materials. They work for an ever-expanding roll call of international institutions and companies such as the Cooper-Hewitt, Zuiderzee Museum, TextielMuseum, Maharam, Established & Sons, HAY, Pastoe, Karimoku New Standard, IKEA, 1616/Arita Japan, MINI, Georg Jensen, Luce di Carrara and many more.
Scholten & Baijings have received many industry accolades, including their third Dutch Design Award in 2012, the ELLE Decoration International Design Award (EDIDA) for 'Young Designer Talent' in 2011 and the Sanoma Woon Awards 'Oeuvre Award' in 2014. They have received two Wallpaper* Design Awards and their Colour Porcelain collection for 1616/Arita Japan was nominated for Design of the Year 2013 by the Design Museum London.