Tord Boonje, a native of Denmark, a professor and head of design products at the Royal College of Art, London, and a designer with a studio in Bourg-Argental, France, seems to be so much on the move, one wonders where he fits in his own design projects and his prolific book writing. I admit to being a lover of his metal work, in particular, but when I saw these Future Flora chandeliers I flipped.
The Future Flora, what Boonje calls his new hybrid species of flower and light, are the most creative, most intricate of his metal works so far. They're just too must have and what makes them more so is that they are not out of reach.
Here's Nadine... The steel has been laser cut and coated in a matte silver plate. Not too futuristic to hang over my dining table.
Future Flora, Nadine, designed by Tord Boontje, 2009: via Mossonline.com
Here's Rugiada, which I believe is Italian for dew; perhaps English speakers might call is a dew drop. How romantic. There's nothing cold about this silver-plated stainless steel chandelier.
Future Flora, Rugiada, designed by Tord Boontje, 2009: image via Mossonline.com
And finally, here's Laure, fun and feminine... maybe a bit flighty?
Future Flora, Laure, designed by Tord Boontje, 2009: image via Mossonline.com
If you like the Future Flora chandeliers, I would get right over to Mossonline.com, because these chandeliers are surprisingly affordable, and now they are being offered at a special price.