Gijs Bakker (Amersfoort, 1942) was trained as a jeweller and industrial-designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the Konstfack Skolen in Stockholm, Sweden.
Bakker's designs cover jewellery, home accessories and household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces and exhibitions. He worked and works for numerous companies amongst wich: Polaroid, Artifort, HEMA, Royal VKB, and ENO Studio.
In 1993 he founded Droog Design together with design critic and historian Renny Ramakers, a Dutch collective of designers, products and information. Together with Ramakers, Bakker was the selector and art director of all products within Droog Design until 2009.
Bakker has also been teaching at different schools, among others the Delft University of Technology for more than 40 years. After teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven for more than 15 years, he is now head of the Masters department IM.
1017 EK Amsterdam