Mitchell Bakker, IDa Design

Mitchell has over twenty rich and diverse years of design experience within the contract industry, from heading up his own design firm to leading design efforts with large and small manufacturers. As principal of IDa Design he puts his talents and experiences to work every day in his studio in Holland, Michigan.

He began his career designing products and graphics for Nucraft Furniture Company. He also has a strong surface material and textile background from his years with Milliken & Company, the nation's largest textile company. He was Vice President of Design for KI prior to starting his own company.

"...over twenty rich and diverse years of design experience within the contract industry..."

Mitchell studied product design, fine arts, and business at Kendall College of Art and Design and received a BFA in furniture design. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including alumni of the year from Kendall College, along with multiple Best of NeoCon awards.

2007 Best of NeoCon, Silver for Converge Tables
2007 Best of NeoCon, Gold for Converge Conferencing
2009 Best of NeoCon, Silver for Silea
2010 BLOOM AWARD, Furniture for Silea
2012 Best of NeoCon, Silver & Gold for Silea Open Office
2016 GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Arch & Design for Saranac