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  • Wednesday Light, Tord Boontje, 2001. Photo: Nick Moss

Wednesday Light by Tord Boontje

Chosen by Rosy Greenlees at the Crafts Council

We ask makers, curators, designers, creative practitioners and the Crafts Council team to select their favourite object from the Crafts Council Collection and to tell us why.

Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council, says


Tord Boontje received a grant from the Crafts Council in 2001 to explore how to create products directly from a computer generated design, and he is one of the first people to use laser-cutting as a major part of his practice. Wednesday Light was later used as a template for the mass-produced Garland Light, one of Habitat’s most enduring and popular products. His use of new technologies demonstrates the sensibility and innovation of craft: creating objects that are relevant as well as beautiful but that also have a potential application to industry. Wednesday Light is no exception, successfully combining nature, craft and technology in a single piece.

Wednesday Light, Tord Boontje, 2001. Photo: Nick Moss

About this Object

Date of making: 2001
Date of acquisition: 2002
Technique/Process: Metalwork, etching, laser-cutting
Materials: Metal
Dimensions: L1200mm x W120mm
Collection Number: W150

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