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New Products From Aldo Bakker

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Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental Dutch designer (and self-proclaimed "control freak") Aldo Bakker, who we previously profiled in our May 2012 issue. The son of the late avant-garde jewelry artist Emmy van Leersum and Gijs Bakker, cofounder of the influential Dutch conceptual design collective Droog, Bakker has spent much of his creative professional life forging his own design identity. “When my father was at Droog, he was in my way,” Bakker says. “I had to push to find my own path.” Here, his latest crop of avant-garde objects and furnishings.
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  Avant-garde Dutch designer Aldo Bakker's 3dwn1up chair is built from five pieces of wood: one seat and four "legs," one of which functions as a backrest.

    Avant-garde Dutch designer Aldo Bakker's 3dwn1up chair is built from five pieces of wood: one seat and four "legs," one of which functions as a backrest.

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  Anura was initially created for the Wallpaper* handmade series in collaboration with leather manufacturer Santiago Gonzalez. The commission resulted in a stool with a "submissive, animal-like posture." The sulfur-colored version is the latest edition.

    Anura was initially created for the Wallpaper* handmade series in collaboration with leather manufacturer Santiago Gonzalez. The commission resulted in a stool with a "submissive, animal-like posture." The sulfur-colored version is the latest edition.

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  The Fume chair was inspired by "simple church and peasants' furniture." The chair contains just enough elements to function as a seat, and no more.

    The Fume chair was inspired by "simple church and peasants' furniture." The chair contains just enough elements to function as a seat, and no more.

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  To create Pose, Bakker considered "the most elemental and the quickest way to create a bench: two vertical parts with a horizontal bar on top of them, a U shape upside down."

    To create Pose, Bakker considered "the most elemental and the quickest way to create a bench: two vertical parts with a horizontal bar on top of them, a U shape upside down."

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  Three Pair is crafted from three abstract stone components that form a stool.

    Three Pair is crafted from three abstract stone components that form a stool.

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