Sunday, June 29, 2008

fanciful form








I have just lost myself this past hour in the magical and enticing world of Tord Boontje. A designer from the Netherlands currently living in France, his work is mesmerizing, delicate, borrowed from nature yet informed by sophisticated technology. Light and form dance throughout his installations, a sinuous symbiosis, twinkling, floating, flipping in the wind. And furniture marries fashion as texture drapes and moves giving the inanimate life. A fanciful filigree, Boontje invites the viewer's emotions as part of the whole. I imagine, to immerse yourself within his space would be breathtaking as his site alone is completely captivating. And do see his softer series influenced by parenthood and a baby girl, still very high design with a slightly more organic energy.

Happy Monday. And a big 'thank you' to Melissa for having me as one of her 'reads' this past month. I'm flattered to have been in such creative company.

8 comments:

Alison said...

Tord does fabrics too.......I'm still waiting for a job where that might be possible to be used!!

http://www.style-files.com/2007/02/20/swan-chair-upholstered-by-tord-boontje/

Alison said...

Tord does fabrics too.......I'm still waiting for a job where that might be possible to be used!!

http://www.style-files.com/2007/02/20/swan-chair-upholstered-by-tord-boontje/

Mrs.French said...

Dripping in flowers....that is what comes to mind. Who doesn't love that thought.

Meaghan said...

Gorgeous. Like an Arthur Rackham illustration.

Julia said...

How utterly fantastic! I love the flower cut-outs! So delicate!

lotta said...

I adore Tord Boontje and his work and your description of both is absolutely perfect. Great photo picks as well. Thanks.

kris said...

I adore Tord's work too,that swing is amazing!

gracia said...

I agree, I agree... magical indeed.