“The Studio’s work draws from a belief that modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not forsake tradition, and that technology does not abandon people and senses. The Studio’s designs often temper edges with softness, take inspiration from nature, and employ a décor of forms and layers to engage and entice an observer’s imagination and emotions. But these references to nature and emotion reflect only an outcome, not the process of design itself. Although the use of technologies and material properties is never celebrated (and is always subsumed within the final product), there is nonetheless a conscious insistence that the Studio’s work employ the latest production and material technologies in pursuit of its vision.”
Tord Boontje was born in the Netherlands in 1968. He studied industrial design at Design Academy in Eindhoven, and then obtained his Masters from the Royal College of Art in London.
Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 1996. From lighting to textiles, the London base studio’s designs can be found in museums such as the MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt