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