Aldo Bakker

Curriculum Vitae


2017  A Wild Thing, Design museum Gent
2017  Silver design in Time, Silver Museum Schoonhoven
2017  Window display Hermès, Tokio
2017  Small Wonders at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
2017  Imprimer le Monde at Centre Pompidou
2017  Gallery MAM Osterfestspiele Exhibition, Salzburg
2017  Presentation with Karakter and Swarovski in Milan
2017  Solo ,,Pause’’ at mudac Lausanne 
2016  Solo „Pause“ at Grand-Hornu / CID
2016  Presentation with Karakter and Swarovski in Milan
2016  Design Miami, with Gallery Vivid
2016  Design Miami/Basel, with gallery Vivid
2016  Sans Frontières Tajan Artstudio, Paris
2015  Solo at Galerie MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna
2015  Design Miami/Basel, with gallery Vivid
2015  Exhibition Thing Nothing at Van Abbemuseum
2015  Containing Content at Looiersgracht 60
2015  Wallpaper* Handmade in Milan
2015  Design Miami/Basel with Galerie VIVID
2015  Presentation with Karakter & Lyngby in Milan
2015  Design Days Dubai, with gallery Sofie Lachaert
2015  Art Rotterdam, with Gallery Vivid
2014  Solo at Gallery Vivid, Rotterdam
2014  Le Labo des Héritiers, Grand Hornu, Belgium
2014  Solo at Atelier Courbet, New York, USA
2014  Design Miami/Basel, with gallery Vivid
2014  Presentation at Rossana Orlandi, Milan, with Georg Jensen
2014  PAD Paris and PAD London with Sèvres
2014  WOOD, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
2013  Presentation Villa Noialles, Hyères, France, with Sèvres
2013  Spaces in Between, Gallery Libby Sellers, London
2013  The Walled Garden, Galerie Borzo, Amsterdam
2013  Vom Stand der Dinge, Bremen, Germany
2013  Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2013  Art Rotterdam
2012  A Space Oddity, Grand Hornu, Belgium
2012  Design Miami/Basel
2012  Salon/Istanbul, Huis van Loon
2012  Solo at Sfera, Kyoto, Japan
2011  Solo at Perimeter Art&Design Paris
2011  Design Miami/Basel
2011  Salon/1, Huis van Loon, Amsterdam
2011  Wood Project, Jug+Cup at Salone di Mobile, MIlano
2011  EverydayDutch, Selfridges, London
2011  Going Dutch, Flow Gallery, London
2010-2011 Small Scale Sculpture, Galeria Murska Sobota, Slovenia
2010  Emmy + Gijs + Aldo at Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen
2010  Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France (solo exhibition)
2010  Urushi Series, Art Basel Miami
2010  ‘Een mooi ding’ HM, Hilversum (group exhibition)
2010  Re and Act, Arti et Amicitia, Amsterdam (group exhibition)
2010  Urushi Series at Huis van Loon, Amsterdam
2010  Urushi Series and Copper Collection at Salone di Mobile, Milano, with t.e.
2010  Porcelain tableware, Silverware, Copper Collection at ICFF New York
2009  Still Life, Urushi furniture and tableware at Gallery Sophie Lachaert, Belgium
2009  Porcelain and Silver Tableware at Salone di Mobile, Milano, with t.e.
2009  Doing interior of Tefaf Maastricht for Frans Leidelmeier
2009  Tajan Auction, Paris
2009  Maison et Object, Paris, with t.e.
2009  Object Rotterdam with t.e.
2009  Z33 Art Centre, 2nd Triennial in Hasselt, Belgium, together with Germaine Kruip
2009  Stichting Sofa, Utrecht
2008-2009  Glas, Designhuis Eindhoven (group exhibition)
2007  Stool No.1 and 2 presented at the 25 years anniversary of Gallery Binnen
2007  Glassware and Silverware at Salone di Mobile, Milano, with t.e.
2006  Object Rotterdam with t.e.
2005  Show with Dinie Besems at Gallery Binnen
2005  Z33 Art Centre, Triennial Hasselt, Belgium
2003  Works auctioned by Sotheby’s
2002  Craft Council, initiative of Bernadine Walrecht.
2000  Solo Exhibition at Gallery Binnen, Amsterdam

Awards and Nominations

2015  Collection for Georg Jensen nominated for Wallpaper* design Award
2014  Collection for Georg Jensen winner of Interior Innovation Award, Cologne
2014  Collection for Georg Jensen nominated for Danish Design Award
2013  Three pair nominated for Dutch Design Award
2012  Winner Z33 architecture competition (with Francesca Torzo, Piet Oudolf, Conzett Bronizini Gartmann, ABT Belgium)
2012  Nominated for Wallpaper* Designer of the Year Award
2011  Jug nominated for the Dutch Design Awards
2011  Selected for the Alessi/Domus The Silver Spoon Design Competition
2011  Wallpaper* Design Award for the Urushi Stool in the Category ‘Best Stool’
2011  Wallpaper* Design Award for the Copper Collection in the category ‘Best Use of Material’
2010  Copper Collection nominated for the Dutch Design Awards
2009  First Prize at the Dutch Design Awards for the Porcelain Collection in the category ‘Living’
2009  Nominated for the DOEN/Materiaalprijs
2009  Nominated for the Vredeman de Vries Prize
2008  First Prize for Glassware, in the category ‘Industrial Design’ at the European Glass Context in Bornholm, Denmark


2016  Swarovski
2016  Rosendahl Design Group
2015  Karakter
2015  Wallpaper*
2014  Puiforcat
2014  Georg Jensen
2013  Sèvres
2012  Perimeter
2012  Dior
2012  Louis Vuitton
2012  Nodus
2012  Wallpaper*
2011  Izé


2007-2016  Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design
2002-2013  Design Academy Eindhoven, Well-Being
2011  Masterclass Well-Being, in collaboration with Li Edelkoort

Publications (selection)

2016  Pause, NAI010, Rotterdam
2015  Containing Content, Looiersgracht 60
2015  Wallpaper* Cover
2014  The Crafts and the Makers, Gestalten, Germany
2014  'Bakker, Scarpa, Van Severen, Vermeersch. Le Labo des Héritiers' Exhibition Catalogue.
2012  Hands On by Jeroen Junte
2011  Dutch Design Yearbook (cover)
2011  Dutch Design by Jeroen Junte
2010  Emmy + Gijs + Aldo, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam
2010  Creatures. Studies for Existence, Villa Noailles/Archistorm
2010  Porzellanikon Catalogue

Printed press (selection)

2017  ICON Design
2017  HEREN Magazine
2016  La Terre, Hermès
2016  IDEAT
2016  Design 360°
2016  LUXX by The Times
2016  The Telegraph
2015  Wallpaper*
2015  Modern Magazine
2014  Wallpaper*
2014  Financial Times
2013  Financial Times
2013  TL Magazine
2013  The Art Newspaper
2012  Dwell Magazine
2011  Keyed to Detail, Herald Tribune/NY times
2011  Der Standard
2011  Vogue Living Australia
2011  Le Monde
2010  Neue Züricher Zeitung ((16-06)
2010  DAMn° magazine, ‘Bakker’ (#25)
2010  Inventario, ‘Future Prossimo / Near Future’ (#25)
2010  Financial Times ‘Cook Up a Treat’ (03-07)
2010  International Herald Tribune ‘Culture, Erupting Beauty at a Furniture Show’ (19-04)
2009  The New York Times/Herald Tribune ‘Let's hear it for quiet design’ (17-05)
2009  Items, ‘Portfolio Aldo Bakker’ (No.3)
2009  Frame. ‘Urushi Series’ (Issue 69)
2009  Archistorm, ‘Design Portrait Aldo Bakker’ (No. 37)


MoMA, New York
Centre Pompidou, Paris     
Mudac, Lausanne
Vitra, Weil am Rhein
V&A, London
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Grand-Hornu / CID
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen
Die neue Sammlung, München
Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden
SM’S, ’s Hertogenbosch
Silver Museum, Schoonhoven
Cooper Hewitt, New York
Private collections