Tord Boontje

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Tord Boontje (b. Oct. 3, 1968 in Enschede, Netherlands)[1] is an industrial product designer. He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1991 and earned a master's degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 1994. In 2006 he created a special holiday collection for Target Department stores.[2] In 2009 he was appointed professor and head of design products at the Royal College of Art.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • 2002 – Bombay Sapphire Prize for Glass Design
  • 2003 – Designer of the Year, Elle Decoration
  • 2003 – Best Lighting Design, Elle Decoration
  • 2003 – Reader's Choice for Future Classic, Elle Decoration
  • 2004 – Best product, New York Gift Fair
  • 2004 – Dedalus Design Award
  • 2005 – Innovation Prize for textile collection, Cologne Fair
  • 2005 – Dutch Designer of the Year
  • 2006 – IF Product Design Award
  • 2007 – Red Dot Design Award
  • 2008 – Elle Décor Design Award
  • 2011 – Wallpaper* Design Awards
  • 2013 – Red Dot Design Award

Milestones[edit]

  • 1991 – Graduated Eindhoven Design Academy
  • 1994 – Graduated Royal College of Art
  • 1996 – Established Studio Tord Boontje in Peckham, South London
  • 2002 – Designed the Garland for Habitat
  • 2004 – Happy Ever After installation at Moroso’s Milan showroom
  • 2005 – Moved to Bourg-Argental, France
  • 2007 – Monograph published by Rizzoli New York
  • 2009 – Returned to London to take up position at the Royal College of Art
  • 2012 – Moves studio to Shoreditch, East London and opens his first retail space
  • 2013 – Steps down as Head of Design Products
  • 2015 – ORIGINALS selling exhibition at Sotheby’s London with Emma Woffenden

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.artecnicainc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=14
  2. ^ http://mocoloco.com/archives/003330.php
  3. ^ http://www.dezeen.com/2009/06/19/tord-boontje-appointed-professor-and-head-of-design-products-at-the-royal-college-of-art/

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