“Every facet should be meaningful,” says product designer Aldo Bakker. Born in the Netherlands in 1971 to avant-garde jewellers Gijs Bakker and Emmy Van Leersum, he grew up in an environment infused with a strong aesthetic sensibility. After training as a silversmith, he set up his own studio and diversified into furniture and tableware; he’s now a professor at Eindhoven art college the Design Academy. The Aldo Bakker homeware line is his first collaboration with Swarovski.