OCAD University

OCAD’s Faculty of Design presents

a talk by Tord Boontje

(Toronto—January 19, 2010) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Faculty of Design presents a talk by designer Tord Boontje on Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m.

Working at the cusp of design and craft, Tord Boontje, a Dutch-born, London-based product designer, combines advanced technologies with artisanal techniques to create exquisite products, lighting and furniture. From early projects such as the tranSglass series of recycled green bottles to design for Artecnica, Moroso and Target, Boontje’s work imbues products with beauty, magic and an often arresting sense of immediacy. Born in the Netherlands in 1968, Boontje studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Royal College of Art in London, where he is now Professor and Head of Design Products. He works from Studio Tord Boontje in London, which he founded in 1996.

Tord Boontje
Presented by the Faculty of Design
Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Central Hall (Rm 230, Level 2), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca

All are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating available; guests are advised to arrive early.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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