Tord Boontje (born 1968, Enschede in the Netherlands) is an award-winning London-based product designer that combines advanced technologies with artisanal techniques to create exquisite lighting, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and furniture. Boontje studied industrial design first at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and then the Royal College of Art in London, where he now teaches. Tord Boontje has worked with a range of international companies such as Swarovski, Moroso, Habitat, Shiseido, Yamaha, Hewlett Packard, Bisazza, Target, Philips, Kvadrat, Alexander McQueen, Perrier-Jouët, Nanimarquina, Artecnica, Authentics and Meta. His work can be found in major collections such as MoMA and Copper-Hewitt Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Council, the Design Museum and Tate Modern in London, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam among many others. Boontje was named Dutch Designer of the Year in 2005 and Designer of the Year by Elle Decoration in 2003. His work was featured in an exhibition at Sotheby's London earlier this year.