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KOU-AN Glass Teahouse by Tokujin Yoshioka for the Venice Biennale

As part of the Glassstress 2011 exhibition, part of the Venice Biennale, designer Tokujin Yoshioka will be presenting the architecture plan in the form of a 1/10 scale model for a transparent Japanese house called KOU-AN. This project was first presented in 2002 and has developed into a transparent teahouse, which is an image that…

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s “TO” Watch and Water Block

In 2005, Tokujin Yoshioka designed this “TO” watch for Issey Miyake. The design itself was about bringing out the beauty of the material. This was his first collaboration with Issey Miyake on the Issey Miyake Watch Project. TO aimed to capture the beauty of the material itself as if it was sculpted from a lump…

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Tokujin Yoshioka Designs “O” for the Issey Miyake Watch Project

Designer Tokujin Yoshioka designed a watch as part of the tenth anniversary of the Issey Miyake watch project for Seiko Instruments. This watch, called “O”, is the homonym of the French word for water. Made of a special, transparent plastic material, this watch gives the feel of a non-definitive form like water, along with the…

Catching up with Tokujin Yoshioka in Milan

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…

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The Invisibles Light by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell

Last year at the Salone del Mobile, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka presented the experimental piece “The Invisibles” made from transparent blocks of acrylic. This year, Mr Yoshioka will present “The Invisibles Light” series of tables and chairs with Kartell. The concept is described as follows: “The Invisibles Light” is as if hiding its appearance to…

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MI-AMI Chair by Tokujin Yoshika for Kartell ? Milano

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), Kartell is launching a charity project called “Kartell ? Milano” as a tribute to the city of Milan. Many professionals from various creative fields such as fashion to design to photography and even music and cuisine are participating in this event…

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Milan Preview: Moon Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso.

Last year’s Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair) in Milan featured many creations by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, including the Memory chair that he designed for Moroso. This year, he will be introducing this Moon Chair again in collaboration with Moroso. At first glance the Moon Chair looks so pure, as if gazing at the…