Today we spoke to Tokujin Yoshioka about his Moon Chair and his installation “Twilight” that is currently on display at the Moroso store during the Salone del Mobile. The photo below shows part of the installation.
Tell us why did you design the Moon Chair this way?
The Moon Chair was created with the round shape of the moon which you can see here. The light reflects on its surface, which is like the moon itself. I’ve also made the chair translucent which is also another feature of the moon.
How did you present the Moon Chair as part of this “Twilight” presentation?
The installation is a space created through the use of light and its aura, where rays break through the clouds and pour onto the ground. It is suggestive of the natural phenomenon “angel’s ladder”.
What does design mean to you?
Design is about capturing the senses. It should be spiritual. I put in my best effort to bring this into my creations.
What are your next projects?
For the Venice Biennale, I will be presenting an idea of “KOU-AN Transparent Japanese Tea House”, which originates from the concept for the “Transparent Japanese House (2002)” – building a traditional house using transparent glass as its material.
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