An artist as much as a craftsman, Dutch designer Tord Boontje is known as one of the most original and innovative product and furniture designers working today. Boontje set up his studio in London in 1996, and has since worked on products that include lighting, textiles, ceramics and furniture. His work can be found in major collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum and Tate Modern in London and MoMA and Cooper Hewitt in New York. Alongside his other pieces, his coveted romantic paper designs earned him widespread visibility and commercial popularity. He began collaborating with Swarovski in 2002, and his signature fluid forms derived from nature can be found on work ranging from the luminescent cherry branch ‘Blossom’ to the ‘Stellar Doma’ pendant light, a celebration of the night sky.
“Swarovski colors could come from the other side of space, or from the future.”
— Tord Boontje
In ‘Luxe Orbit”, Boontje presents lanterns set in glass and Corian with crystals scattered over the polished surfaces of ovals and spheres. They have a futuristic, science-fiction twist, referencing star formations and the colors seen in space photography.