Tord Boontje was born in Enschede, Netherlands in 1968. He first studied industrial design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (1986 - 1991), and followed this with a Masters from the Royal College of Art in London (1992 - 1994). Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 1996. Tord Boontje lived and worked in London until 1995 and has since lived and worked in Bourg-Argental, France. Here the current Studio Tord Boontje was founded in 2006.