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Gijs Bakker, ‘brooch Mc Laren F1 1993’, 2001, Caroline Van Hoek
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Gijs Bakker

brooch Mc Laren F1 1993, 2001

Aquamarine, silver, colour photo, plexiglass
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
Brussels
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Caroline Van Hoek
Brussels

From the very successful series of work called "I don't wear jewels, I drive them" …

From the very successful series of work called "I don't wear jewels, I drive them" Bakker replaced the windscreens of classic cars by stones. Specific pieces from this series showed Ferrari, Jaguar, Furman, Marcos GT classic cars. This body of work is very special in his work since his father was a car …

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Gijs Bakker
Dutch, b. 1942
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Trained in industrial design, Gijs Bakker co-founded the now-famous Dutch design firms Droog in 1993 and Chi ha paura...? in 1996. Over the years, he has taught at various European art academies and worked on numerous commercial collaborations, creating everything from furniture to jewelry to public spaces. Known for privileging concept over craft and denying the market value of the materials he works in, Bakker has long disparaged the fetishization of the “authenticity” and prefers instead the potential for mass-production. “I have never been interested in hand-made things, and I am, in fact, suspicious of the charm,” Bakker says. “It is the idea that matters, and whether it’s produced by me or by a machine, nothing must detract from the idea.”

Gijs Bakker, ‘brooch Mc Laren F1 1993’, 2001, Caroline Van Hoek
Gijs Bakker, ‘brooch Mc Laren F1 1993’, 2001, Caroline Van Hoek
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About the work
Articles
Caroline Van Hoek
Brussels

From the very successful series of work called "I don't wear jewels, I drive them" …

From the very successful series of work called "I don't wear jewels, I drive them" Bakker replaced the windscreens of classic cars by stones. Specific pieces from this series showed Ferrari, Jaguar, Furman, Marcos GT classic cars. This body of work is very special in his work since his father was a car …

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Jewelry
Gijs Bakker
Dutch, b. 1942
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Trained in industrial design, Gijs Bakker co-founded the now-famous Dutch design firms Droog in 1993 and Chi ha paura...? in 1996. Over the years, he has taught at various European art academies and worked on numerous commercial collaborations, creating everything from furniture to jewelry to public spaces. Known for privileging concept over craft and denying the market value of the materials he works in, Bakker has long disparaged the fetishization of the “authenticity” and prefers instead the potential for mass-production. “I have never been interested in hand-made things, and I am, in fact, suspicious of the charm,” Bakker says. “It is the idea that matters, and whether it’s produced by me or by a machine, nothing must detract from the idea.”

Gijs Bakker

brooch Mc Laren F1 1993, 2001

Aquamarine, silver, colour photo, plexiglass
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
Brussels
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