Scholten & Baijings Darning Samplers by Maharam.
Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings delve into their textile heritage with passion and creativity. With the idea of Dutch Darning Samplers in mind Carol and Stefan who are based in Amsterdam reconnected with this craft. The samplers’ anachronistically modern sense of simplicity, geometry, and colour were a revelation to Scholten & Baijings, who soon tracked down two inspiring examples through an antique textiles dealer. The novelty of this craft whilst pleasing to the eye, also prolongs the useful lives of valuable garments and household linens. Presenting themselves as much more than a piece of cloth but historically as a respectable source of income and means of education. This trade was practiced from a young age and were important skills for young women to possess and rely on in order to manage a successful marriage.
This will be Maharam’s fourth collaboration with Scholten & Baijings. The functional and intricate design of Darning Sampler, Darning Sampler Large, and Darning Sampler Plaid are each orientated on a spacious grid. With petite motifs each comprise of several overlapping rectilinear planes, rendered in its own weave structure and set of colors to yield a sense of depth and transparency. At once these darning samplers are simple, sophisticated and deeply attractive to any interior setting.