During the design process, he thinks with his hands as much as possible. He keeps sketching, drawing and mixing colours until an original and new design emerges. Before a piece of furniture, wallpaper, textile or home accessory is ready for large-scale production, he first works on a scale or life-size model, usually with simple materials such as paper and cardboard.
Scholten has been an architect since 1995 and designs for a variety of well-known brands such as Samsung, Ikea, Hay, Mini and Maharam. The prestigious design magazine Wallpaper crowned his work 'Best Design of the Year' in 2021.
by Stefan Scholten
‘Lightweight, thin and durable but very comfortable thanks to the Gelderland experience.’
Has designed for Gelderland since 2005
Scholten has been designing for Gelderland since 2005. He previously did so as part of the designer duo Studio Scholten & Baijings, but these days he operates on his own. In 2021, he designed the Unfold armchair. ‘The Unfold is a design where I literally folded the shape into paper to arrive at the current design. A shape that envelops you and supports your head. The paper also inspired me to design a light and thin upholstered piece of furniture. Lightweight, accessible, sustainable and very comfortable.’