ALDO BAKKER FOR GEORG JENSEN: FUNCTION AND FLUIDITY
Dutch designer Aldo Bakker created four sculptural designs for Georg Jensen that are largely inspired by Henning Koppel’s iconic work for the brand in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Bakker’s pieces are fluid, functional forms that nod to the most classic Jensen objects but with a distinct modern twist.
An exciting collection of four pieces by Aldo Bakker help usher in a new era of design collaborations for Georg Jensen. Aldo Bakker is known for his work for glassware for Thomas Eyck and the Droog Dutch design collective, of which his father Gijs Bakker was a co-founder.
Aldo Bakker’s designs usually originate in a fascination with abstract forms in daily life. For this stainless steel collection he references the 17th-Century canal houses in Amsterdam and safety rails on the highway as inspiration. But Henning Koppel was his largest influence, including his “sensual” pourers. Debuting at Salone del Mobile in April, the Aldo Bakker collection for Living Georg Jensen was met with instant acclaim. The collection is comprised of a pourer sugar bowl, and a pitcher all crafted from mirrored polished stainless steel, and an iron pitcher cast from heavy steel that has a dark matte finish.
This collection fuses materials and inspirations that are classic for Georg Jensen, yet feel utterly modern.