Gijs Bakker was trained in jewelry and industrial design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and at the Konstfackskolan in Stockholm, Sweden. Bakker designs multiple types of objects including jewelry, home accessories and household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces, and exhibitions. His work has been a major influence on Dutch design, featuring objects that move beyond the aesthetics of a product to explore its conceptual meaning. Bakker's jewelry work has focused on imaginative "wearable art" making use of a wide range of materials, precious and nonprecious. Bakker has had numerous shows of his work in The Netherlands and the U.S., and was awarded gold and silver... more.