Gijs Bakker is an icon of Dutch design. Both an industrial- and a jewellery designer, he has produced everything from housewares and furniture to public spaces and exhibitions, and was founding member of award-winning organizations Droog Design and chp? Jewelry.
But Gijs has also been an educator for 40 years, the most recent iteration of which is in the administering of the project MASieraad, a masters program based between Amsterdam and Hasselt, Belgium, called Challenging Gold. We caught up with Gijs to speak about this new venture, his outlook on education, and his design philosophies in general.
January 20, 2022
This interview was produced by Current Obsession on the occasion of OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival 2021
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