Spaces in Between

Dutch designer Aldo Bakker sees himself as a ‘vormgever’ – in English, a ‘giver of form’.

Watering Can by Aldo Bakker for Thomas Eyck, 2009/2010.

Source: Photography by Marten Aukes.

Watering Can by Aldo Bakker for Thomas Eyck, 2009/2010.

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.

Step Stool by Jonathan Muecke, 2011

Source: Courtesy Volume Gallery, Chicago. Photography by Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Step Stool by Jonathan Muecke, 2011

The exhibition, which opens next month, will feature work selected by Bakker from the gallery’s existing pieces, shown alongside his own work.

Craftica Fendi Bell Lights by Formafantasma, 2012.

Source: Photography by Luisa Zanzani.

Craftica Fendi Bell Lights by Formafantasma, 2012.

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.

Wooden Vase B by Peter Marigold 2011
Wooden Vase B by Peter Marigold 2011

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.

Three Pair by Aldo Bakker, 2013.

Source: Courtesy Particles, Amsterdam. Photography by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.

Three Pair by Aldo Bakker, 2013.

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.

Aldo Bakker, 2013.

Source: Courtesy Particles, Amsterdam. Photography by Erik and Petra Hesmerg.

Aldo Bakker, 2013.

 Spaces in Between, curated by Aldo Bakker runs from 15 October – 14 December at Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T

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