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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Boontje, Tord
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PDP
credit
Given by the artist
date_end
2003-12-31
date_start
2003-01-01
date_text
2003 (made)
descriptive_line
Design for 'Midsummer', by Tord Boontje, 2003
dimensions
Height: 210 mm, Width: 295 mm
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id
1018448
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last_checked
2014-08-31T15:18:03.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T15:18:03.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
paper, pencil
materials_techniques
Paper
museum_number
E.594-2007
museum_number_token
e5942007
object_number
O1135212
object_type
Design
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physical_description
Piece of tracing paper with abstract image of a flower encased in an approximate pointed oval shape
place
United Kingdom
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public_access_description
This object is a paper template in the early stage of the design for the Midsummer light by Tord Boontje (1968-). The light is constructed from two layers of Tyvek©, a highly resistant synthetic form of paper. The layers are made in contrasting colours and are protected from the heat of the bulb by a plastic (Mylar) cone. The object is sold in a flat pack and requires self-assembly. Midsummer was a variation of an earlier design called Garland, which was mass-produced for Habitat and was their best selling product of 2003. (The original and the mass-produced version are both in the V&A Metalwork collection). Boontje noticed that most paper lamps are glued in some way and both Garland and Midsummer are novel in that they simply hang off their protective cone without the need for glue, thus making self-assembly less tiresome. Dutch-born Tord Boontje trained at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and at the Royal College of Art. Although he makes extensive use of the latest computer technologies, his designs often have a romantic, crafted quality. His work lends a delicate, ethereal character to industrial product design.
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2
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slug
design-boontje-tord
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2013-08-23T00:00:00.000Z
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updated
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year_end
2003
year_start
2003