Gold pools at the base of the clear glass. Gradient blue and yellow descends in an effect that suggests that the color is floating. Part of the hotly anticipated Colour Glass Collection by Scholten & Baijings, these striking glasses showcase the graphic geometry and vivid color sensibilities that are signatures of this Amsterdam duo. Each glass is crafted with hand-applied colors. The effect has to be witnessed in person to fully appreciate.
The graphics are the result of modeling the glasses by hand. A transparent film is taped into the form of the glasses and the taped seams are then translated into black and gold lines on the finished design of the Champagne and red or white wine stemware. Circles and planes are another visual element that seem to be playfully drifting in and out of the liquid contents of the tumblers and carafes. A pink block of color resonates with a neon-like glow in another red wine glass. Glasses should be hand washed using non-abrasive materials. Drink beautifully!
Real-life couple Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings dream up their Technicolor designs on life, on everything to tea towels and rugs to furniture and a Mini car, from their Amsterdam studio. They began collaborating in 2000, and have since become rock stars in the design world—and soul mates in sensibility with A+R. They created the Colour Collection for Hay Denmark.