gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelona
gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelona
dec 03, 2009

gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelona

gijs bakker room service design, barcelona, spain december 3rd, 2009 to february 20th, 2010

fan, 1992

roomservice design gallery presents the first exhibition in spain of the furniture of dutch industrial designer gijs bakker. also known as a jeweler and design theoretician, he co-founded droog design  with renny ramakers in 1993.

bakker is known for his experiments with new materials and his conceptual designs. his practice covers a broad spectrum of everyday utensils, up to architecture and fashion, always revolving around function and classic aesthetic. today he is the head of the design academy eindhoven’s masters deparment, IM.

gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelonasaw-cut chair, 1983

gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelonafruit table with holes, 1993

gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelona candle holder – vertical holes, 1992

gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelona duet 1, 1993

gijs bakker at roomservice design gallery, barcelona duet 2, 1993

  • uuu, quite ugly things actually!

    sebi says:
  • while you are entitled to your opinion, that’s not constructive and i respectfully disagree.
    the candleholders are particularly attractive.

    dc says:
  • don’t see the point in producing those objects…sorry

    nodesignlikethis says:
  • I agree. Those designs are quite ugly. Don’t see the point of making an exhibit.

    Lmar says:

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