Fascinated by the way nature moves and grows, Tiddo Bakker creates designs that explore the relationship between man and nature.
During his time at the Design Academy Eindhoven he first focussed om autonomous conceptual design and later social interactive design. Now Tiddo Bakker has his own studio that is part of Collaboration O’, a designer collective in Eindhoven. Bakker’s installations are mechanical sculptures that communicate through movement.
After graduating Bachelor in 2011 Tiddo Bakker won the ‘Designers and Artist 4 Genomics Award’. This gave him the opportunity to collaborate with physicist Henk Jalink and his team from the Centre for BioSystems Genomics (part of WUR Wageningen University and Research). Together they worked out Tiddo’s design ‘In Vena Verbum’. An installation that measures the activity and stresslevel of the plant inside it and translates this into the motion of the sculpture.
For Tiddo, as an experience designer, the material aspects, craft and technology are merely the medium that carries the experience. So he focuses allot on the immaterial aspects of design before he starts the technical design process. With the experiences he creates and through the symbiotic relationship between nature and technology,he aims to establish a new link between man and nature, as a result of which man gains a greater insight into the way they interact with their environment.