Obviously porcelain can’t be made out of paper… but what Scholten & Baijings designed will almost make you believe that it can. This husband and wife team has been designing together since 2000. True believers in the fact that a process doesn’t have to follow strict “from A to B” rules, they’ve discovered that by bypassing traditional routes and getting “lost” along the way, great designs can be created!
Recently, the team came up with a paper prototype which they’ve translated into dishwasher-safe “Japanese” porcelain. An especially developed blend of porcelain allows tiny iron specks to show through, giving pieces the tactile and visual qualities of recycled paper… but much, much prettier! The geometric dishware mimics the original material to perfection. With an interest in “recreating” Arita ceramics and a lot of research along the way, Scholten & Baijings’ colored porcelain collection was born. Even without the Yazaemon Kilm, a Japanese kilm in operation for over 200 years, the dynamic duo was able to reproduce the traditional Japanese color schemes of, light green, red-orange and aquarelle-blue. What beauty!