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On April 28th, two iconic pieces of Tord’s work will be part of a benefit auction in London. Entitled Time for Design, the auction is to support the new Design Museum, due to open its doors in November 2016.
The auction will consist of more than 70 pieces donated by designers, galleries and collectors that, taken together, tell the story of contemporary design. Alongside pieces from Ron Arad, Norman Foster and Antony Gormley, to name but a few, there is a one-off special edition Tord’s Blossom Chandelier, and a Petit Jardin Chair.
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At the prestigious Salone Del Mobile in Milan this year, Tord unveiled his new collaboration with Atelier Swarovski. As part of the their new Atelier Swarovski Home brand, Tord designed Lux Orbit; a series of luxury homeware objects including lanterns, wine coolers, nut bowls and a caviar set. Tord took inspiration from patterns found in nature, the cosmos, star formations and science fiction.
“I see the crystals as small pieces of light and points of colour... I imagine they could come from the other side of space or from the future. “
Alongside Tord’s objects were works from a host of other iconic designers, including Ron Arad, Daniel Liebskind and the late Zaha Hadid, together forming the inaugural Atelier Swarovkski Home collection.
Also launched in Milan was Tord's new series for Moroso, the Senegal-O Chair and Weavers Bench. The Senegal-O Chair was inspired by the design of a dreamcatcher gifted to Tord by his daughter. The circle creates a large backrest, which surrounds you like a halo when you sit against it.
“...reinventing how luxury design and powerful technology can come together to create spectacular works of art”
Stacy Wolff, HP
This week, as part of the New York Times’ International Luxury Conference 2016 in Versailles, a Tord Boontje special edition of HP’s new ultra-thin Spectre notebook was unveiled.
The design features ornate patterns integrating cherry blossoms, graceful floras, a peacock and a butterfly; all set together on a Midnight-Blue background to create a magical nightscape. The gold details provide contrast with the patterns that gently intertwine with embedded Swarovski crystals.
Alongside another edition created in partnership with jewellery designer Jess Hannah, HP will auction a limited number of devices at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 with the proceeds going to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Our 2015 December stamps for Dutch national postal company PostNL were launched at the end of November.
Creating small stories involving animals, plants and flowers within each of the 10 designs, the December stamps show that Christmas and New Year are festive holidays that we celebrate together.
The seasonal December stamps are available now from all post offices across the Netherlands.
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