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Dutch designer Tord Boontje is undoubtably one of my all-time favourite contemporary designers. Among his many accolades, Tord has worked in the fashion industry designing eyewear for Alexander McQueen and describes himself as working on the cusp of design, craft and the visual arts. His many, varied talents cross the boundaries between glassware, lighting and furniture; with a look that is intricate, delicate, organic, feminine – even. Born in 1968, a brief biography of his life which appears on the dedece website, claims that in 1969 he was “done with breastfeeding”, while in 1977 he buried his guinea pig in the garden. What can I say? We’ve all been there I suppose…

Come Rain or Come Shine pendant light and sketches by Tord Boontje

Come Rain or Come Shine pendant light and sketches by Tord Boontje

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