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Interview: Tokujin Continues to Shine with Sparkle for Kartell

Tokujin Sparkle for Kartell

On the first day of the Salone del Mobile, we had a chance to talk to Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka about this latest work called “Sparkle” for Kartell.

The concept for Sparkle came about when Tokujin had a discussion with Claudio Luti, the CEO of Kartell about producing a product that would result in a different interpretation of plastic as a material. As a result of this discussion, Tokujin came up with the concept of Sparkle – which is to combine clear plastic with elements of a prism’s reflections and light to create a natural feeling. This is done with the etchings that are carved into the plastic – which really looks like glass or crystal to the naked eye – to create that illusion. The line will include a stool and a table.

This product is still in prototype phase, but judging from the Invisible collection that was revealed in the past show, it will probably be about another year before we’ll see this on the market, as Tokujin continues to refine the product and really make it shine.

Tokujin Sparkle for Kartell

Tokujin Sparkle for Kartell

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