- Tord Boontje
- 'Petit Jardin' Chair
- with laser-cut signature Studio Tord Boontje and numbered no.7
from an edition of 10
- laser cut steel, zinc and white powder coating
Gareth Williams, Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, exh. cat., London, 2009, p. 35, fig. 15
“I’m interested in creating elements for everyday life that are exciting and uplifting to live with”. Tord Boontje’ s romanticist approach to design has led him to include storytelling, together with a strong sense of the presence of nature, within his work. Establishing his studio in 1996 after having studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Royal College of Art in London, Tord Boontje deals with a varied palette of projects ranging from interior and industrial design to graphic, accessory and even textile design.
Designed in 2010, the chair is from an edition of 10. It is in coated laser cut steel and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. ‘Petit Jardin is like sitting inside a garden of plants and flowers. Twisted, tangled branches create a bench and armchair shape.’