Aldo Bakker



On invitation of Pearl Lam Galleries we've traveled to China to discover traditional Chinese crafts. Pearl Lam is a Shanghai based gallery that invites designers to implement their way of designing and thinking in often lost or obscured Chinese crafts.

We visited workshops throughout China that specialized in rattan and bamboo weaving, in stainless steel welding and polishing, in wood carving, in porcelain, in red lacquer carving, papercutting and embroidery, and finally, stone carving. Our difficult task is to decide which craft and workshop we would like to develop a product (or series of products) with.

Image: Stone carving in Dali

Red Lacquer Carving

Wood Carving

Paper Cutting


Rattan Weaving

Metal Working