Designer | UK
Tord Boontje is known for his expression of romanticism in contemporary design. Some of his designs are whimsical and light-hearted. At the same time they can connect with strong emotions. He graduated from Eindhoven Design Academy in 1991 and the Royal College of Art in London in 1994, hence setting the foundations for Studio Tord Boontje. With a strong interest in storytelling, nature, decoration, materials and technology, his work has an experimental approach. The results can vary from the ornate to the minimal, from the handcrafted to made-by-robots.
The studio, located in Soreditch, has since worked with international companies on a range of products that includes lighting, graphic identity, textiles, ceramics, site-specific installations, and furniture. Work can be found in major museum collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and MoMA in New York