Tord Bootje is a Dutch-born, London based product designer. I was introduced to his work during my first year of college. I feel the inspiration I took from his work hugely contributed to finding my passion for design – I was actually hugely influenced by him when creating my light piece for my Final Major Project, for which I was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Society Award and WCC Design Student of the Year He produces some of my favourite lighting designs of all time, including the Garland light! I just love the way he makes metal appear so weightless and delicate, and his consideration of shadow and light patterns is something I really appreciate in lighting design.
The garland The Garland Light is a long metal garland of flowers that can be wrapped around a light bulb.
“I love paper, it’s such a simple material. Usually paper lamps are glued together; gluing is a messy, tedious job that’s done by hand. In my lamp, there is no gluing at all, only cutting but the results look handmade, and I really like that confusing part.” – Tord Boontje regarding Midsummer.
“Shadow Light is a magical carousel of colour, light and dreamlike imagery. The light brings the walls alive projecting soft and delicate shadowed images onto them, creating a serene and mesmerising effect.”