The designer Tord Boontje was born in the Dutch city of Enschede in 1968. He studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the London Royal College of Art. In 1996, he founded the Tord Boontje Studio, where he develops innovative designs for industrial goods. Boontje's works have been shown in international exhibitions and have received numerous awards, including the prestigious Red Dot Award, which he received in 2013 for the second time.
A partnership that spans many, many years connects him to Swarovski; he designed the famous chandelier “Blossom” für Swarovski Crystal Palace, jewelry for Atelier Swarovski, and the “Winter Wonderland” installation that could be seen from 2006 until 2010 at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck.