Carole Baijings, of the Amsterdam-based design studio Scholten & Baijings, was the featured speaker for Cooper Hewitt’s 2018 Design by Hand series.

Founded in 2000 by industrial designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, the studio is known for its minimalist aesthetic and rich explorations in graphics and color informed by investigations of hand craftsmanship.

Baijings discussed the uses of color, form, and material in the studio’s work; the guiding ethos and philosophy of the design process, and the nuances of art and design in practice. Scholten & Baijings designs have been highlighted in major museums around the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the V&A, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the TextielMuseum and the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands.

Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio is on view at Cooper Hewitt through November, 2019.


Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in fall 2013, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.