GIJS BAKKER is a designer, the co-founder of Droog Design and Chi ha paura...? Foundation, and is the head of the Master department at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Bakker's design repertoire ranges from jewelry, home accessories and household appliances, to furniture, interiors, public spaces and exhibitions. His work is well represented in museum collections and private galleries worldwide.

Bakker lectures internationally and frequently serves as a jury member for international design competitions. Several major retrospectives of his work have been mounted; most recently Gijs Bakker and Jewellery, which traveled from the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, to Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, amongst other important institutions, and included the Arnoldsche publication of the same name illustrating his impressive oeuvre..