Swiss designer Beat Karrer’s ‘FS Stool’, which puts his innovative Fluid Solids material to the test, was awarded a 2011 Materialica Design + Technology Award in the CO2 Efficiency category
Nominated for this year’s Design Prize Switzerland, Zurich-based designer Beat Karrer’s material innovation Fluid Solids, with its strong ecological credentials and impressive programmability, is poised to give traditional materials like metal and plastic a run for their money. The future is fluid. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Colour Installation by Scholten & Baijings
Designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings are master colorists, as exemplified by a significant portfolio of work amassed in over a decade of collaboration. Having defined a distinctive career path in the contemporary field of design while borrowing from their Dutch heritage, the pair take a disciplined approach of combining craft practices with industrial processes to create output that speaks to the time in which it is made. With an acute expertise in manipulating color, they take an interest in material innovation and are also adroit at paring their work down to essential forms.