Dutch designer Tord Boontje seeks to create a delicate marriage of design with emotion, which is as broadly accessible as it is enticing. His 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. Taking inspiration from nature, Boontje’s designs often temper edges with softness, and employ a décor of forms and layers to engage and entice an observer’s imagination and emotions.
Tord Boontje was born in Enschede, Netherlands in 1968. He first studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (1986 - 1991), followed by a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art in London (1992 - 1994). He founded Studio Tord Boontje in 1996 and in 2009 he took up his appointment as Professor and Head of Design Products at the Royal College of Art.