Whoops! Turns out I’m not much of a regular blogger, I meant to post this in May just after I visited. Anyway, Dutch designer Tord Boontje (you know, he of whimsical tendrilled things) has opened a new two-storey London studio-shop in Shoreditch.
Here’s a nice little illustration that was done to launch the shop:
It’s on Charlotte Road and it’s lovely to see it his distinctive aesthetic applied in so many different ways, from fabrics to laser-cut jewellery depicting wildlife, flora and fauna.
I’d love one of his big Shadowy chairs one day, handwoven in Senegal for Moroso, they’re a bit of a departure from his other work…here’s a monochrome one:
And here’s a panoramic overview of the space, this photo (below) was taken by Annie Smith.
Most of all I liked all the shadows cast about the place by his laser-cut designs, creating an magical ethereal mood.