The three rectangular oak trays are adorned with Blocks, the companion textile to Grid. An exploration of colour perception, Blocks features subtle colours lightly juxtaposed or overlapped to create Scholten & Baijings for Maharam effects of depth and transparency. Importantly, Scholten & Baijings meticulously designed the original pattern to work in sections as well as in its entirety. As Stefan Scholten explains, “a nine-meter piece of fabric that shows the whole repeat has to be just as interesting as a single meter of fabric.” Their success in overcoming this design problem is apparent here. While retaining the original textile colourations, this printed application of the pattern uses composition and cropping to render each of three available sizes unique.
Lonneke van der Palen