Design by Hand
About Design by Hand
Design by Hand is a biannual program dedicated to the importance of craftmanship in contemporary design. Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in 2013, past Design by Hand events have featured Maison Lesage, Estudio Campana, Pixar Animation Studio, Heath Ceramics, Ralph Rucci, and Marimekko.
fall 2018: Scholten & Baijings
Beginning September 25, the renowned Scholten & Baijings Design Studio will be the focus of Cooper Hewitt’s eighth Design by Hand program. 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. Works by the atelier have been highlighted in major museums around the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the V&A, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Rijksmuseum.
Past Design by Hand events
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, September 25 | 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Carole Baijings, of the Amsterdam-based design studio Scholten & Baijings, will be 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.
Wednesday, September 26 | 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Scholten & Baijings will share the studio’s investigations into the dynamic interaction of color through their Maharam Darning Sampler project. Participants will use various materials to explore how layering, opacity, and proximity can transform relationships between colors.
Thursday, September 27 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Through their masterful examination of elasticity of form in their Vegetables project, Scholten & Baijings will guide participants through a process of transforming complex forms into simple shapes.
Thursday, September 27 | 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Inspired by Scholten & Baijings’ Paper Porcelain project, participants will create prototypes of everyday objects by taking cues from the materials makeup.