Christopher Boots is a Melbourne based industrial designer, driven by a love of nature and light, with a commitment to nothing short of excellence.
His handmade work – of lights, furniture and objects – explores the architecture and geometry of organic shapes, and is often inspired by forms found in plants, animals, and minerals. Often, the natural fuses with the myths of the classical world in many of his designs, which reflects Christopher’s Greek heritage.
While the craft of Christopher Boots can be found in London, Vancouver, Singapore and Dubai, all products are handmade with love and care in his Melbourne atelier, using a broad variety of artisans, amongst them glass blowers, copper smiths, ceramicists, sculptors, and bronze casters, ensuring a commitment to quality. With each project, Boots seeks to elevate and transform his materials in a way that highlights their natural beauty.
Christopher graduated from industrial design at the National School of Design (Prahran, 2005). An apprenticeship with lighting pioneer Geoffrey Mance followed, leading to a half decade training in various techniques of designing and making lighting. In a short space of time since Christopher launched his studio in 2011 it has grown from a one-man-show to a team of 20 people. In late-2014 Christopher Boots designed the legendary Hermes holiday windows for both stores on Madison Avenue, New York City.
Christopher Boots has worked closely with a diversity of clients and collaborators – including Cult, Hermes, National Gallery of Victoria and Elenberg Fraser – to deliver limited-edition and made-to-order products. Whether this be for a luxe apartment, event space or large public building, the work of Christopher Boots contributes to and complements the drama of being in an environment that’s extraordinarily sublime.
When not travelling, Christopher lives in his studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne.