Scholten & Baijings
These marks draw their energy from this place: sea bound and subject to regular mist. This ghostly fog blows inland from the cliffs and clings to the branches of the hardy blackthorn - its black boughs and sudden burst of creamy white blossom in April are stark and unforgettable.
Scholten + Baijings cuts reflect these natural elements, creating misty panels using sandblasting techniques and angular cuts that echo the distinctive blackthorn.
Known most for their use of colour and material – both are key to the designer’s work, here they focus instead on texture and layering. Each glass is different, allowing the user to create collections that are matching or mixed, restrained or exuberant. The glass sizes suit a multitude of uses be it whiskey, wine, champagne, water or long drinks. A tall, glass-stoppered decanter completes the series.
Air draws its energy from our sea bound island. We are regularly shrouded in the ghostly fog of sea mist and here we capture the half-seen, mysterious quality of the unique way it bends light.
A cut to bring to mind the hardy blackthrorn tree. Its black boughs and sturdy thorn lattices holds a vivid presence in the Irish psyche. We see it sanctified at Christian holy wells, sometimes with offerings tied to it. These rag trees offer the hope that as the tied offering disintegrates, so too will the ailment or worry it was placed there to represent. Known too as faery trees, associated with those unseen beings from the other world. They are believed to mark the places where the faeries, after dark, would assemble and play sweet ethereal music, ready to abduct any beautiful human who took their fancy.