Tord Boontje first studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and followed this with a Masters from the Royal College of Art in London. Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 1996.
The challenge and opportunity the Studio has long sought is a delicate marriage of design with emotion that is as broadly accessible as it is enticing. 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. The Studio's designs often temper edges with softness, borrow inspiration from nature, and employ a decor of forms and layers to engage and entice an observer's imagination and emotions.