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.
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.
Originally from the Netherlands, his education at the Eindhoven Design Academy and the Royal College of Art in London set the foundations for Studio Tord Boontje.
Established in 1996, the studio’s early projects were already in the area of mass production as well as experimental one-off pieces.
The studio 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.