Sunday, June 29, 2008
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.