Royal VKB is the latest brand of the Dutch company, Koninklijke Van Kempen & Begeer. Founded in 1789, Koninklijke Van Kempen & Begeer has made history with durable stainless steel products and timeless silverware. Product development has always concentrated on solutions for modern man and his times.
Royal VKB has developed extraordinary and functional products in cooperation with outstanding Dutch designers. Royal VKB approaches the modern international consumer with an open mind for smart products. So the trick is in the thinking: "Thoughts for Food".
Royal VKB has grown expansively since its launch in 2005. Their products are available in numerous countries throughout the world and have won many prestigious international design awards.
Gijs Bakker was trained as a jewelry and industrial designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the Konstfack Skolen in Stockholm, Sweden. He started his career at Koninklijke Van Kempen & Begeer in the sixties, and now works for numerous companies. In 1993, Gijs Bakker founded Droog Design together with Renny Ramakers. He has also taught at various schools for more than 40 years.