october, 2015

3octAll DayTord BoontjeBirthday

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Birthday: 03.10.1968

Birthplace: Enschede, Netherlands

Tord Boontje used to work two full-time jobs: teaching at the London Royal College of Art and maintaining his own studio. In Mid-June he announced his departure from RCA, after a four year stint. Boontje, who is known for his floral decorations, managed to implement a new debating tool at the renowned grad-school during his tenure, which he called “three strands”: extreme functionality, the social manifesto and the fantastic. These tools are used to analyse and talk about design, aiming to see design as more than just a luxury of the western world, but as a global activity.

Photo: Gradon Tripp, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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