It's no surprise that a book on industrial designer Tord Boontje would open with a quote from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
So she sat on with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality.His fairytale-like designs of flora and fauna have captured the hearts of many admirers around the world. In a recent trip to the library, my eyes were dilating from excitement when I spotted this over-sized, mesh covered book recounting ten years of his designs. The 272 page book is chock full of colored photos of his past collections, products, and installations.
Boontje is known for his romantic lighting. Shadow Light (shown above) is still one of my favorites. Below are close-ups of a couple of his spectacular crystal chandeliers.
From drawings to product designs, Boontje's work is full of charm!