Scholten & Baijings for Maharam
Maharam introduces a new collection of accessories developed exclusively for Japan under the creative direction of Scholten & Baijings. Having collaborated with Maharam since 2014, Scholten & Baijings bring an ability to carefully translate Maharam’s aesthetic vision to Japan, a country in which they’ve worked since 2009. Stefan Scholten: “Japanese craft, industry, material or culture were top of mind as we developed this collection.”
Geometric simplicity characterizes the five-piece set of porcelain tableware – encompassing a small and large plate, bowl, cup, and mug – seen in circular volumes set atop slightly conical bases. Produced by 1616 / arita japan, the porcelain is embellished with a graphic reinterpretation of Grid, a textile created by Scholten & Baijings from 2014 in collaboration with the New York-based Maharam Design Studio. Likewise, three rectangular oak trays are adorned with Blocks, the companion textile to Grid.
Karimoku New Standard is the manufacturing partner for the Covered Stool. With a slender profile and stackable frame, the stool is topped with an upholstered seat. In addition to the creation of original designs, Scholten & Baijings also oversaw the curation of a limited-edition collection of Porter Yoshida & Co bags. Finally, Scholten & Baijings have also created a new prototypical iteration of the Maharam Bear.
Photos: Inga Powilleit