as i got on the plane back to belgium this week, i read this article in the financial times' how to spend it magazine. it pretty much summed up everything i had been feeling and thinking about scholten&baijings. known best for their colorful work for hay, their star has been on the rise and their signature style is popping up everywhere. i love their approach and aesthetic, so i made sure to see all they had to show in milan. their collab with mini was the most conceptual work i've seen from them, and it was downright inspiring to see how their moodboards translated into the actual installation.
erastudio apartment gallery was perhaps my favorite location of milan design week. the flaking paint on the walls, the wooden floors, the large windows - it all provided a wonderful background to scholten&baijings' color wood tables, color bins, color stool and legendary textiles. words cannot describe how badly i need that blanket in my life.
and finally, the piece de resistance - scholten&baijings' color porcelain for 1616 arita japan. i nearly had a stroke at the spazio rossana orlandi where the tableware was displayed. partly because the venue was far too crowded for my taste, and partly because i couldn't quite wrap my head around the genius of these patterns and colors.
i want to live in a world colored by scholten&baijings, that much is certain.