Aldo Bakker`s carafe is a result of Les Ateliers Courbet’s ethos wherein design and craftsmanship work in tandem to achieve a sum greater than their parts.
Bakker’s vessels, are inspired by nature, yet with a personality of its own. “Every time, a pouring vessel – that’s what I make the most”, muses Bakker. “It’s a welcome topic for me because if you like, you can also compare it with ourselves; how we are guests on this planet, placed here for a while and then we’re gone. It’s a circle and that’s what happens with these vessels. Every time I question the relationship between the handle, the container, the spout – so far, this is a very welcome theme.”
The result of his collaboration with Wiener Silber Manufactur is a silver carafe, formed by an assemblage of undulating lines that mimic the shape of the hand. The silver vessel, which have been skilfully hammered by hand, are imbued with the same dramatic tension that ripples through all of Bakker’s creations.
Photo: Les Ateliers Courbet