Archive for August 24, 2009

Cool Design: Tord Boontje

Posted in DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags , , , on August 24, 2009 by echostains

Beautiful Midsummer Light by Boontje

Beautiful Midsummer Light by Boontje

These unusual designs are from Dutch born, London based product designer Tord Boontje.  His influences are nature itself.  In his earlier work ‘Rough and Ready Furniture he recycled from old wood giving the furniture a very organic feel.   Amidst the playfulness, there is a huge amount of craftsmanship. He uses a variety of materials including steel……  I love the way some of the cut outs cast their shadow!

petit jardin 2006 laser cut steel indoor and outdoor
petit jardin 2006 laser cut steel indoor and outdoor

His designs are unusual and pay a lot of attention to surface.  He has designed glassware, lighting, furniture textiles and even greetings cards!  I LOVE these Witches utensils!!!

the fascinating, quirky and well made witches utensils
the fascinating, quirky and well made witches utensils

His studio website is HERE

vessels designed for transglass by tord boontje and emma woffenden
vessels designed for transglass by tord boontje and emma woffenden

For a more in depth view of the designer HERE

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