Go with one or cluster them all. However these color tables are used, they manage to serenely transform a space in part due to their muted colors, retrained pattern work and geometric shape. As major fans of Scholten & Baijings, we were over the moon at their collaboration with Japanese heritage brand Karimoku New Standard.
The Amsterdam duo are only among the latest to join the KNS. Some 70 years into producing quality furniture with a MidCentury sensibility, Japanese brand Karimoku decided in 2009 to write a new chapter in design by engaging in collaboration with a young crop of international talent and rechristening itself as Karimoku New Standard. Solid Japanese hardwoods such as maple, chestnut and oak are the basis of a line informed by a cultural understanding of craftsmanship coupled with innovative technologies in terms of manufacturing and sustainability. To preserve and revitalize Japanese forests, the hardwood used is from low-diameter trees, long underused.
Made of chestnut, the Colour Wood Collection includes these tables and the Colour Wood Bins (oversized canisters also at A+R). Each piece is distinguished by the soft pastels to fluourescent pink that are a trademark colorway of Scholten & Baijings. The lines and patterns are layered on these pieces for a modern take on traditional Japanese shapes and techniques.