Aldo Bakker

Crystal Vase

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.

"Every facet should be meaningful."

— 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.

For ‘Crystal Vase,' Aldo Bakker presents 3 vases in different sizes, constructed in crystal and expressive marble. The base acts as a shallow water pool, and the sides are made of three interconnecting elements in either faceted marble or crystal, creating a fascinating play of light. Although functional, the design is abstract, allowing the user to feel and play with the way one element fits with another.


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