Moving beyond the design zeitgeist of the times, Aldo Bakker is a designer whose work is a testament to that which refuses to assimilate – beyond the culture and sociology of his era, his work is at once singular, powerful and surprising in its beauty. Each creation brings attention to the pure vision behind the design, a balance of functional and beautiful.
The beauty of crystal is that it can be both fluid and architectural.
— Aldo Bakker
Born in the Netherlands in 1971 to Dutch designers Gija Bakker and Emmy Van Leersum, Bakker grew up in an environment infused with a strong aesthetic sensibility. Deciding against traditional education and instead following his own path, he was first trained as a silversmith working on commission. Bakker set up his own studio in 1994, later moving into furniture and product design. Bakker is a professor at the Design Academy at Eindhoven in the Netherlands. This is his first collaboration with Swarovski.