Born in The Netherlands in 1968. His education at the Eindhoven Design Academy, class of 1991, and the Royal College of Art London, graduate of 1994, set the foundation for Studio Tord Boontje. By 2002 the unique Garland light for Habitat was a widely recognised and distributed product and the articulate and beautiful Blossom chandelier for Swarovski was making waves; but it was an installation Happy Ever After created in the Moroso showroom during the 2004 Milan Salone that sent the international media into a frenzy. It established that the Studio’s work draws from a belief that modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not forsake tradition, and that technology does not abandon people and senses. Since 2005 Tord Boontje has worked with a range of international companies such as Shiseido, Yamaha, Hewlett Packard, Bisazza, Target, Philips, Kvadrat, Alexander McQueen, Perrier-Jouët, Nanimarquina, Artecnica, Authentics, Meta, Formani and has continued his work with Swarovski, Moroso, and Habitat. The work can be found in major collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA and Cooper-Hewitt museum in New York, the Design Museum and Tate Modern in London.