Tableware by Aldo Bakker



Amsterdam designer Aldo Bakker has designed a range of porcelain tableware for producers Frans Ottink.


The collection includes a salt cellar, oil and vinegar flasks, oil platter, milk jug and water carafe.


Incidentally, Aldo is the son of Gijs Bakker, co-founder of Droog design.


The collection is available from retailers Wannekes.


Below photographs by Erik en Petra Hesmerg.






Posted on Monday March 23rd 2009 at 6:09 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • I love the fluid ergonomics of the forms. It is obvious that the designs come from an attention to their physical interaction with the human hands.

  • beautiful ans innovative collection ….i’m a fan as gijs

  • modular

    This is so nice. Very gentle and sweet. I dig it…. a lot!

  • k. rimane

    nice one!

  • Ola

    Nice Stuff!!

  • Praxis

    Did anyone think about how the water jug would be cleaned? It’s a beautiful form but it will be slimy with mould after a few uses.

  • looks really cool … but is this good in practice?

  • Ken

    Really nice……beautiful

  • MudiMe

    Nice. Very nice.

  • FANTASTIC!!! absolutely amazing!!

  • Plankton

    Very cool, and very original, LOVE IT !!!

  • lia

    “prof” zuy, these items are designed by aldo and not gijs bakker

  • sun

    very very nice items.. congratulations aldo!

  • really lovely.

  • Shurshun


  • YuYu

    the best thing on dezeen for a long time….

  • J*

    I disagree with all this I am afraid…. It looks like a collection of toilet/urinal or devices for incontinent people (some pictures more than others, the ones with olive oil expecially). I wouldn’t like these near my table!

  • kanyes east

    great forms + function. design as it should be.

  • Andrea

    I just love when all the design related comments revolve on the concepts of “cool” or “very nice”.. is like talking and actually saying nothing..
    sorry for being always critical. Anyway the shapes of this objects sure are quite unique, but as others have pointed, the actual everyday use for them still slips my imagination. An oil platter? Just for dipping bread? Why not a plate?
    I must be getting old..

  • Anders

    Pretty awesome shapes. They look as if they are from another civilization, perhaps a parrellel culture; where methods and rituals of eating have evolved differently to what is commonplace in the western world.

  • Azm

    WOW !! Really nice & functionable but cleaning them inside needs brushes of similar caliber!!

  • Xit

    Nice forms, bitch to clean

  • absolutely fantastic

  • playcheckers

    sorry but this is very cheap design with no clear voice. The shapes are poorly modelled too. What happens to your table when you place the oil tray flat? cleaning is also an issue. small openings to vessels with corners at their bottoms. how do you clean it? just makes no sense. is ugly and made just for photos. get serious

  • foundground

    people consistantly design rubbish like this. We have enough objects. stop trying to solve a problem that does not exist.

  • zuy

    lia , i know who is who, Gijs and Aldo on this photo
    I’ agree with YuYu “the best thing on dezeen I woulf like ” toilet/urinal ”
    Ps: for negative comments

  • Suki
  • I just react to J star’s comment “It looks like a collection of toilet/urinal or devices for incontinent people”
    Thank you very much Suki for your question: i’m looking for the product or graphic designer…Please contact me if somebody find it…

  • yael

    well the shape is outstanding
    cleaning maybe a problem
    I use little metal balls that you can shake in the water jag
    if only useful be made life will be grijs (grey)…..
    heel moi en droog so als het moet!!!!

  • A very clever ergonomy, with sence of humor, BRAVO!

    François Beydoun

  • matthew brett

    Form follows function, or function follows form? That Carafe will not pour very well at all and will be difficult to control the direction and flow of liquid. The milk jug has the same problem and will drip and run after pouring. Jugs and carafes that do not pour very well are not good designs no matter how great or different they may look.