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“Simply Scandinavian” at TextileMuseum

“Simply Scandinavian” at TextileMuseum
“Flag Halyard Chair (Denmark),” 1950 by Hans J. Wegner, Produced by: PP Møbler, Photo: PP Møbler/Jens Mourits Sørensen
(Courtesy: TextileMuseum )

Designed by studio Scholten & Baijings “Simply Scandinavian – Nordic Design 1945-2018” at TextileMuseum provides an overview of the most iconic furniture, textiles, and interior products from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland from 1945 to the present. The absolute highlight of the exhibition is a partial reconstruction of Verner Panton’s “Visiona II,” a breathtaking interior landscape that visitors are invited to enter.

“During ‘Simply Scandinavian,’ visitors can step inside the undulating landscape of ‘Visiona II,’ a partial reconstruction of the installation from the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. Reflecting the decade’s Space Age aesthetic, Finnish designer Eero Aarnio imagined futuristic furniture like the fibreglass ‘Ball Chair.’ Also from Finland, the home furnishings company Marimekko became known for its vibrant printed fabrics, such as Maija Isola’s famous poppy pattern,” the museum says.

Scholten & Baijings, which designed “Simply Scandinavian,” have produced a wide array of furniture, textiles, and accessories for HAY, leaving an obvious mark on the company’s products with their clean lines and subtle palette.

“Commissioned by the TextielMuseum, Scholten & Baijings designed a 3D-printed chair covered with various textile layers, partly produced in the TextielLab. They took their inspiration from the Scandinavian design tradition, in which craftsmanship, aesthetics, and nature play a major role,” the museum adds.

Scholten & Baijings is the design studio of Stefan Scholten (b. 1972) and Carole Baijings (b. 1973), situated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Founded in 2000, they work across product, furniture, graphic, and exhibition design. They have worked on a wide number of product typologies including chairs, ceramics, glassware, textiles, rugs, and tableware. They also worked on concepts for prestigious institutions and brands. Together they have won a number of awards, including the Dutch Design Award, the Wallpaper Design Award, and the ELLE Decoration International Design Award.

The TextielMuseum is a working museum. It brings inspiring exhibitions in the field of design and art and offers educational programs in a former textile factory.

The TextielLab of the TextielMuseum is a unique knowledge centre that is both a highly specialized workshop for producing experimental knits and woven fabrics as well as an open atelier where innovation can take centre stage. National and international designers, architects, artists, and promising students are coached by product developers and technical experts to discover the endless opportunities in the field, from yarns, to computer-controlled techniques and handicrafts.


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