Tord Boontje



April 2018

Milan 2018

Milan 2018

Join us in Milan where we'll be celebrating the art of tapestry at the Moroso showroom and will have other new pieces on show at Salone del Mobile.


Moroso Showroom
Via Pontaccio 8 
20121 Milan

Salone del Mobile
Pavilion 16
Stand A29/B22
Milan Fairgrounds
Rho (Milan)


Luminous Reflections will also be making it's debut in Milan. The collection, which marks 15 years of collaboration with Swarovski, will be presented alongside our Blossom chandelier as part of Swarovski Crystal Palace in The Courtyard at Palazzo Serbelloni.


Swarovski Palazzo
The Courtyard at Palazzo Serbelloni
Corso Venezia 16
20122 Milan


See you there between 17-22 April!

March 2018

Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai

Tord was invited to speak at the 2018 Design Shanghai design forum and to be a member of the judging panel for AD China’s Emerging Chinese Designer Platform.

Under the theme ‘Design Visionaries’ Tord’s talk, titled Visual Lyricism & The Art of Enrichment was an overview of his work with an emphasis on his 15-year collaboration with Swarovski, from the first Blossom chandelier to the new collection Luminous Reflections, which was also presented at Design Shanghai this year.

In AD China’s Emerging Chinese Design Platform, 10 of China’s most influential emerging designers presented their work, with one being awarded best Emerging Chinese Designer Award at Design Shanghai 2018.

February 2018

Daffodil for Marie Curie’s Garden of Light

Daffodil for Marie Curie’s Garden of Light

We’ve been invited to create one of several bespoke, sculptural daffodils to be exhibited as part of Marie Curie’s Garden of Light from 1 to 11 March 2018.

Made from mild steel and brass, the daffodil is laser cut in England, hand formed and painted in the studio, and finished with Swarovski Crystals on the leaves and petals.

The installation in Paternoster Square, overlooking St Pauls Cathedral in London, will be a unique and reflective space filled with 4,000 handcrafted daffodils that the public will be able to visit.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by making a small donation to Marie Curie to wear a daffodil pin. The money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free care and support to people living with terminal illnesses.

December 2017

Paper, Present at the Daelim Museum

Paper, Present at the Daelim Museum

Midsummer Light and Until Dawn are two of the pieces included in a group exhibition of selected works made of paper at the Daelim Museum in Seoul, Korea.

On now until 27 May 2018, Paper, Present features the works of 10 artists from various fields that reveal the intrinsic qualities and pure beauty of paper.

The Daelim Museum features creative exhibitions on various genres: design, photography, fashion and collector’s collection under the theme of ‘Leading Lifestyle with Art’.

December 2017

Winter Pavilion at Swarovski Kristallwelten

Winter Pavilion at Swarovski Kristallwelten

Our Winter Pavilion has opened in Swarovski Kristallwelten.

Imagined as a frozen romantic winter palace which has become overgrown, the pavilion also features our animated story 'The Winterstar', a tale about the time the Winterstar went missing and all the forest creatures worked together to bring it back.

Along with the Christmas Star which tops the magnificent Christmas tree, our installation of sparkling sculptures and the Christmas windows for the Swarovski stores in Innsbruck and Vienna, we’ve created a lot of magical sparkle at Swarovski this year.

Find out more about the Winter Pavilion.

September 2017

Presenting Luminous Reflections for Swarovski during London Design Festival

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 at 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 18-24 September 2017.

Register for free tickets to the exhibition.

May 2017

Dawn to Dusk at Riverside Gardens in Nine Elms

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 about Dawn to Dusk

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.

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