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Hairy Creature Speaker at London Design Fair

September 2017

Hairy Creature Speaker at London Design Fair

One of our Hairy Creature Speakers, that we designed for Yamaha, will be on show at London Design Fair as part of Form&Seek’s exhibition at the Dutch Pavilion.

Find out more about the exhibition, which explores the theme of ‘Openness’, and Form&Seek on their website.

London Design Fair is on from 21 to 24 September 2017, during London Design Festival, and is located at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in East London.

September 2017

Presenting Luminous Reflections for Swarovski during London Design Festival

A new collection of chandeliers and crystal lighting components, designed exclusively for Swarovski Crystal Palace, will be presented at Design Frontiers located a Somerset House, during this year’s London Design Festival.

For the first time, I have had the opportunity to change the shape of the lighting crystals. I wanted a ‘soft light’ effect; the quality of light you see in a misty or snowy landscape or on a lake as dancing light reflections.

2 years in development, Luminous Reflections comprises four lighting pieces and three specially developed lighting components.

2017 marks 15 years of collaboration between Swarovski and Tord Boontje.

Design Frontiers is a group exhibition and will run from 18 to 24 September 2017.


Register for free tickets to the exhibition on the Design Frontiers website.

Presenting Luminous Reflections for Swarovski during London Design Festival
Dawn to Dusk at Riverside Gardens in Nine Elms

May 2017

Dawn to Dusk at Riverside Gardens in Nine Elms

Dawn to Dusk, a series of rotating seats located along the Thames Path in South West London launches to coincide with Chelsea Fringe, an annual festival of flowers, gardens and gardening.

I was inspired after learning that J.M.W. Turner apparently used to come here to the river to paint at this unique spot where you can see the sun rising and setting above the water. The benches and chairs are designed to turn towards the view of your choosing.

Find out more here

May 2017

U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Award open call

Registration for the U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Award, for which Tord is a committee member, is now open and closes on 31 May 2017.

An award for designers, artists and crafts people aged 50 or under and who work in fields related to KOGEI, or artisan crafts, it is part of the International Hokuriku Kogei Summit that celebrates the crafts of the Hokuriku region in Japan and will include a symposium and exhibition to take place in November 2017.

Open to groups or individuals, six winners are awarded prize money and their works presented in an exhibition at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design, Japan.

The winners also get an opportunity to create new designs in workshops in Hokuriku.

Find out more about the award here.

U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Award open call
Creating the Contemporary Chair exhibition at NGV

April 2017

Creating the Contemporary Chair exhibition at NGV

The Shadowy chair is on show at National Gallery of Victoria International in Melbourne Australia as part of the exhibition Creating the Contemporary Chair.

The exhibition features thirty-five chairs that have recently been acquired by the museum through the support of the Gordon Moffit Gift. National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia.

Creating the Contemporary Chair is on now until 15 October 2017.

April 2017

Meadow in Milan

Meadow is a family of upholstered benches inspired by the small clearings one comes upon in the woods and was presented this year at Moroso’s stand in Milan.

They were first produced in 2016 when they formed part of our English Garden textiles collection for Christopher Farr.

Find out more here

Meadow in Milan
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