thursday 24 july 2003

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Tord Boontje's Crow Chair uit de serie WednesdayTord Boontje's Crow Chair (detail)

Hoewel hij in Enschede werd geboren en zijn werk perfect in het Nederlandse Droog Design past is ontwerper Tord Boontje hier niet erg bekend, maar in Engeland - waar hij al jarenlang woont - is Boontje één van de toonaangevende ontwerpers. Hij maakte stoelen van houten latjes en plakband, kroonluchters van Swarovski kristallen en zijn laatste serie werken heet Wednesday - "As the name is a midweek day, these are all things for everyday, things to live with" - waarvoor hij net als Hella Jongerius veel research naar historische bronnen deed:

"I constantly look at contemporary art and craft. Historical sources are important to me too. I always research whenever I work on something new to try to become aware of the subject. When I started embroidering, I spent a lot of time in the Victoria & Albert Museum going through the samples of 17th century English embroidery. On holiday in Sweden, I went to see rural embroidery."

> Tord Boontje (1968) en zijn serie Wednesday (2002).



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