19 May - Gijs Bakker receives an Andrea Palladio Jewellery Award

Gijs Bakker was honored with an Andrea Palladio Jewellery Award in the category Best International Jewellery Designer during the opening of Vicenzaoro Spring 2012 in Vicenza, Italy.

The prestigious prize was awarded by a jury, presided over by Maestro Gianmaria Buccellati and consisting of:
Silvana Annicchiarico, director of the Triennale Design Museum;
Andrea Branzi, architect and designer;
Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewellery Design, Milan Polytechnic;
Franco Cologni, Managing Director of Financière Richemont Intl SA;
Beatrice Salmon, director of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

The jury distinguishes Gijs Bakker as the first designer ever to apply industrial design to jewellery.

The Mayor of Vicenza, Achille Variati handed out the Award to
Gijs Bakker during the prize giving ceremony on Saturday May 19th.

Click here for a video of Gijs Bakker receiving the award by Modaonline.it