Museum of Sex: Splendor in the Grass

From a pheromone cloud chamber to kaleidoscopic self-gazing, a campground-themed interactive installation by Studio Droog to stimulate all five senses

For the past year, the NYC’s Museum of Sex hosted “Funland,” an erotic fairground imagined by design duo Bompas & Parr which featured, among other things, a penis derby racing game and bouncy boob castle (now part of the museum’s permanent collection). This year, Amsterdam-based studio (and major force in design) Droog changes the scenery with an intimate, playful campground. Within, visitors are invited to …

Interview: Aldo Bakker

The Dutch designer on material, process and his family's extensive history

by Stefano Caggiano Designs by Aldo Bakker look quite different from designs by his father Gijs Bakker who, in 1993 founded—with Renny Ramakers—the worldwide famous “conceptual design” brand Droog. Rather than focused on the concept, Aldo Bakker’s pieces feature a strong by-hand control of the fusion between form and material. Highly skilled in jewelry, glass and wooden design, Bakker is influenced by Constantin Brâncuși, Georgio …