Joost Bakker

ECO IN­STAL­LA­TION ARTIST AND IN­TE­RIOR STYLIST

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COLOUR PALETTE This is com­pletely cho­sen by the con­text, en­vi­ron­ment, sea­son and ma­te­ri­als. I al­most al­ways base my work around ma­te­ri­als re­garded as ‘waste’ or ne­glected.

TEXTURE AND TONE I love us­ing nat­u­ral el­e­ments that have been in­flflu­enced by hu­mans… and to jux­ta­pose this with waste. At the mo­ment I’m us­ing yel­low street signs com­bined with shades of yel­low blos­som. In short, I love a matt weath­ered patina and in­ter­est­ing shapes and colours.

CUT­LERY PICK For one pro­ject we found thou­sands of dif­fer­ent types of forks, knives and spoons, then dipped them in a hot-pink Bake­lite/plas­tic, again made from waste, that gave uni­for­mity and con­sis­tency and looked beau­ti­ful.

PLATE UP Over the years I have cre­ated many dif­fer­ent plates and serv­ing ware, from re­con­sti­tut­ing plas­tic and melt­ing down wine bot­tles to ac­tu­ally launch­ing a home­wares range that was de­signed and made here us­ing lo­cal ter­ra­cotta.

DRINK UP I like to re­pur­pose old bot­tles, pots, in­dus­trial waste.

TAKE A SEAT I al­ways like to make my own. At my home there are so many pro­to­types. I’m proud to say that one jour­nal­ist wrote: “Joost de­fifinitely de­signed the world’s most bru­tal and un­com­fort­able chair!” 4

“I AL­WAYS BASE EV­ERY­THING AROUND WHAT I FEEL IS THE ‘FOUN­DA­TION’. IT COULD BE A FOUND OB­JECT OR FOUND MA­TE­RI­ALS, THEN IT GOES FROM THERE.”

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