From May 21 – 24, 2017 designs by Scholten & Baijings in collaboration with Maharam will be presented at The Gallery NY.
United by a shared commitment to design, Muuto and Maharam are partnering for the first time on a special collection of furniture. While founded more than a century apart, Maharam and Muuto are driven to deliver new perspectives while embracing their design heritage. A focus on utility and longevity underlies both companies’ approaches to product development, as does a desire to design for all price points without compromise.
The featured textiles include two new designs by Scholten & Baijings in collaboration with Maharam: the subtly patterned Tracery, and Pare, a lightweight wool blend with a faintly pointillist effect. Lift by Konstantin Grcic is an engineered spacer knit with an expansive stripe, while Messenger and Mode are two of Maharam’s most useful small-scale textures. Loam and Steep derive from Maharam’s inaugural leather collection, launched in October 2016. Following a full immersion in transparent dye, Steep’s supple hand is enhanced by a light coating of mineral oil, while Loam is a refined nubuck characterized by its dry, matte finish. Taken together, the materials present a range of intriguing surfaces that invite closer inspection across a palette of light and dark gray, sage and bottle green, copper, and clay.