Pare, on the other hand, is exceptional as the first solid textile that Maharam created with a collaborator. Again employing their ‘Atelier-way-of-working,’ Scholten & Baijings developed a unique and original palette by hand-painting strips of canvas, which the textile was then dyed to match. Subtle chromatic variation, first seen in Blocks, is observable in Pare’s faintly gridded, pointillist surface, resulting from a dyeing process that employs differing absorption properties of various fibers. With a smooth but dry hand, Pare is a vehicle for neutral and brilliant shades. Its palette of seventeen matte colours includes a range of warm and cool grays, pinks and plum, light and dark denim, coral, lemon, and jade.
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