Aldo Bakker

Nomination for a Wallpaper* Design Award

The tableware collection for Georg Jensen is nominated for a Wallpaper* Design Award, in the category 'best domestic design'. Winners will be anounced in January. Click here to see the other nominees. Nomination for a Wallpaper* Design Award

Winner of Interior Innovation Award Cologne

The collection for Georg Jensen won the Interior Innovation Award at the imm Cologne Interior Fair!
 Winner of Interior Innovation Award Cologne

Puiforcat and Wallpaper*

Wallpaper* Magazine published a nice article about Aldo's coffee and tea set for the French silversmith Puiforcat. Text by Nick Vinson, photography by Benjamin Bouchet. Puiforcat and Wallpaper*

Launch tea and coffee set for Puiforcat at Atelier Courbet

On November 12th, Atelier Courbet in New York will host the US launch of the Coffee and Tea set that Aldo designed for the French silversmithing company Puiforcat. The set will be on show next to pieces by Jean Puiforcat and can be viewed until January 5th. Please read here an article in The Telegraph about the project. Text by Hernietta Thompson.

opening times:
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 12pm – 7pm

Atelier Courbet
175/177 Mott Street
New YorkLaunch tea and coffee set for Puiforcat at Atelier Courbet

Urushi Stool on show at Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam show sthe Urushi Stool as part of the exhibition Superbox - an exhibition dedicated to their new design acquisitions. The exhibition features work of Ettore Sotsass, Christien Meindersma, amongst others.

Superbox runs from the 25th of October until the 15th of February 2015.Urushi Stool on show at Stedelijk Museum

PAD London

From 15-19 October, Sèvres presents Aldo's porcelain objects at PAD London. On show are the big and small Dôme, Alinetob, Chalice and Artefact.

Please read here an article by Emma Crichton-Miller about Sèvres and Aldo that appeared in the Financial Times and here an article by Catherine Milner about Sèvres at PAD that was published in the Financial Times's magazine 'How To Spend It'.

PAD London
Berkeley Square
London W1
11am - 8pm (sunday 6pm)
PAD London

The Craft and the Makers

The German publisher Gestalten made a book about craftmanship and the work of small manufacturers. A part of the book is dedicated to Aldo's copper, silver, porcelain and wooden works made by Jan Matthesius, Frans Ottink and Rutger Graas. For more information about the book please click here.The Craft and the Makers

Chamber NY

On September 24th, the boutique Chamber opens in New York. Designerduo Studio Job were invited to select the first 100 objects that are presented in the boutique. Amongst them the copper Watering Can of Aldo. 

Chamber New York
515 W. 23rd Street
NY, NY 10011 Chamber NY

Le Labo des Héritiers

Exhibition at Grand-Hornu Images
September 21 - January 4, 2015

Grand-Hornu Images invited Aldo to co-curate Le Labo des Héritiers, an exhibition dedicated to the ‘creative' families Scarpa, Van Severen, Vermeersch and Bakker/Van Leersum. Aldo took responsibility for the part assigned to Emmy van Leersum, Gijs Bakker and himself. Opening on September 20, 6pm.

Site du Grand-Hornu
Rue Sainte-Louise, 82
7301 Hornu
BelgiumLe Labo des Héritiers

Solo exhibition at Galerie VIVID

From the 8th of September until the 30th of October, Rotterdam based Galerie VIVID presents a solo exhibition of the works of Aldo. Opening on September 7, 4 pm.

Galerie VIVID
Red Apple buidling
Scheepsmakershaven 17
3011 VA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Image: Three Pair, photo by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.
Solo exhibition at Galerie VIVID

Nomination Danish Design Award

The collection for Georg Jensen has been nominated for a Danish Design Award in the category 'Design of the Year'.Nomination Danish Design Award

Design Miami/Basel

Rotterdam based Galerie VIVID presents 6 new and recent pieces of Aldo this edition of Design Miami/Basel.

June 17 - 22, 2014
Preview Day: Monday June 16 (invitation only)

Messeplatz 1
Basel, Switzerland
Booth #G38

Image: New table 'Console', photographed by Erik and Petra Hesmerg. Design Miami/Basel

Atelier Courbet

On May 10th, the exhibition ‘Aldo Bakker & the European masters: a comprehensive exhibition of the designer’s work in collaboration with master craftsmen Jan Matthesius, Frans Ottink, & Rutger Graas’ opens at Atelier Courbet, New York. On show are new editions of the Tonus in urushi, oak and bronze, a new silver pourer, and other recent works.
Photo by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.

May 10 – June 30
Atelier Courbet
175/177 Mott Street
New York, USAAtelier Courbet


The exhibition Quiz, curated by Robert Stadler, opens the 13th of June at Galerie Poirel, Nancy, France. On show are the Wooden Tonus and the Jug and Cup, amongst the works of 50 other designers. 

All of the objects presented in the exhibition resist the preconceived typologies that are sculpture, the product, the piece of furniture, etc. – they intrigue, baffle and above all give rise to a great freedom in the ways in which we comprehend and appreciate them. These unrecognizable and stimulating things, go beyond the catchphrase ‘art or design’ / ‘art and design’, rendering the question of the objects’ status obsolete, attempting, by their incongruous, stupefying or falsely recognizable shapes, to explore the status of the thing today.

From 13 June to 12 October 2013
Galerie Poirel
Rue Victor Poirel 3
Nancy, FranceQuiz

Exhibition HOUT/WOOD

On May 16th, the exhibition WOOD. On the Cyclic Nature of Things, Sites and Idead opens at the New Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On show are Fume, Wooden Tonus and Wooden Stool.
Image: Austin Granger, Trees, Oregon, 2012.

May 16 - August 10
Museumpark 25
The NetherlandsExhibition HOUT/WOOD

Wallpaper* handmade exhibition in New York

The WAS stool will be on show at a Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in New York.

The show will be open from 16-31 May at 345meatpacking.
345 West 14th Street
New YorkWallpaper* handmade exhibition in New York

Georg Jensen in Milan

Aldo's products for Georg Jensen were presented in Milan at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Read here an interview with Aldo about the project on Disegno. For more photos of the presentation click here. Presentation design by Buro Belén. Photos by Filippo Bamberghi. Georg Jensen in Milan

New products for Georg Jensen

Four new pieces for Georg Jensen will be presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the Salone di Mobile in Milan. Please read here a text by Hans den Hartog Jager about the project.

8-13 April
Reception friday April 11, 9am-11am

Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Via Matteo Bandello 14/16
Milan, ItalyNew products for Georg Jensen

Financial Times about Urushi

The Financial Times published an article about Urushi, including an interview with Aldo. Text by Trish Lorenz. Please click here to read the article online. Financial Times about Urushi

PAD Paris

French porcelain manufacturer Sèvres presents the final versions of Aldo's series of porcelain objects at PAD Paris. Photo by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.

27-30 March
Pavilion des Art & Design
Jardin des Tuileries
Esplanade des Feuillants
Paris, FrancePAD Paris

Three Pair at Raw Art Fair

A new edition of the Three Pair in bianco perlino stone will be on show at the Raw Art Fair in Rotterdam with Particles Gallery. From 5-9 February, Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam. Three Pair at Raw Art Fair

Art Rotterdam

Gallery Vivid presents the Indigo Tonus at Art Rotterdam. The fair is open from 6-9 February at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam. Art Rotterdam

Designers and Books

Designers & Books invited Aldo to present his favorite books on their website. Please click here to read and interview with Aldo and his motivation to select Kenya Hara's Haptic, amongst others. Designers and Books

BIO 50

This year, the Biennial of Design in Ljubjana, Slovenia (BIO) celebrate its 50th anniversary. BIO embraces this opportunity to build upon its own tradition and history, advancing into an experimental, collaborative territory where design is employed and implemented as a tool to question and transform ideas about industrial production, public and private space, and pre-established systems and networks. Twelve teams of designers will tackle the different themes brought up by curator Jan Boelen. Aldo will supervise the group 'Public Water, Public Space'. please read here the complete call for contributors. You can subscribe until January 12th.
 BIO 50