Friday, July 23, 2010

The Lacemaker: Tord Boontje

Raffia Lace Dress by Tord Boontje (image courtesy of Dezeen)

I am rather smitten with The Lacemaker exhibit currently on view at Marsden Woo Gallery in London. The design blog, Dezeen, recently did an engaging write up on Dutch designer, Tord Boontje, contemporary lacemaker and knotted form builder extraordinaire.

Visit the Dezeen article for further examples of how grass and raffia are the ultimate in couture and home design solutions. Even more intriguing? This exhibition was inspired by the collection of Quaker lace at Philadelphia University's Design Center as part of their Lace in Translation exhibit.

*photos courtesy of Dezeen and photographer Philip Sayer.

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