Dutch Applied Design


Every country produces exceptional designers while some countries offer particular approaches to design with renowned craftsmanship and special materials. As part of our applied design series, we look at a selection of works of Dutch designers spanning a range of topics within the spectrum of minimalism.

With time I understood that what fascinates me the most in designing is the mental process of elaborating the object. There is also a more awkward aspect that I’ve become aware of lately: to have other people executing my objects "protects" me in some way. It gives me a healthy distance from what I imagined. To see your idea maturing is always a shock and a confrontation. It’s a very interesting struggle to find a constructive balance between gut feelings and reason. The more time goes by the more I prefer that this shock is mediated.

– Aldo Bakker

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