Born in Amsterdam to a Dutch-Indonesian mother and a Croatian-Italian father, Brajkovic studied cabinet-making at the Meubelvakschool Amsterdam before enrolling at the Eindhoven Design Academy.
He made his first Lathe chair for his final student show 2006 and then exhibited it at Salon Milan, attracting considerable attention. Brajkovic first showed with Carpenters Workshop in 2008 and has since made five Lathe series. He created his first piece for David Gill, Banquette, in 2018 and is now represented by the gallery. Brajkovic lives and works in Amsterdam.
“I’ve decided to work with my hands and turn away from computers. A more physical approach that seem appropriate for our present where, after industrialization and digitalization, awareness comes to mind about what we still can achieve using our own bare hands and our own instinctive way of thinking. We wouldn’t want to lose or unlearn this before we hand everything over to robots. Our brain is our roots. The shape of our thoughts is a narrative comparable to limbless moving creatures as worms.”