Gijs Bakker is an internationally renowned jewellery and industrial designer. He designs jewellery, furniture, interiors and public places. In 1993 he founded Droog Design together with Renny Ramakers. In 1996 he established the foundation "Chi ha paura...? with Marjike Vallanzasca.
Within the scope of the project "Experiments in Porcelain" Bakker created for Droog-Design in 1997 several unusual object-like products, amongst them "Knitted Maria".