Now, this philanthropist of form-giving is taking his design know-how into a curatorial, as well as a creative role, putting together the forthcoming show at Gallery Libby Sellers, Spaces in Between.
The exhibition, which opens next month, will feature work selected by Bakker from the gallery’s existing pieces, shown alongside his own work.
The selection aims to create a dialogue between the designer and the gallery, reflecting the ideas of ‘contemplation and communication’ that are ‘at the heart of Bakker’s practice’, according to the gallery.
Works from designers including Formafantasma, Max Lamb, Julia Lohmann, Peter Marigold, Jonathan Muecke and Lex Pott will be on show, presented alongside Bakker’s work to create ‘interchanges’ between the pieces.
Bakker’s works in wood, metal, glass and ceramic will be exhibited, aiming to ‘purposely provoke reaction from the end user’, says Gallery Libby Sellers.
Spaces in Between, curated by Aldo Bakker runs from 15 October – 14 December at Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T