After studying under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, Tokujin Yoshioka established his own office in 2000, focusing on spacial and product design. A large scale recreation of a window he did for Miyake’s Snow collection in 1997 is currently on show at Mori Art Museum for their Sensing Nature exhibition. Comprising nothing but electric fans and hundreds of kilograms of white feathers, which Tokujin considers ‘the lightest material available to us’, the work is the result of the designer’s ongoing fascination with the threshold between visible and invisible. Also on show is a series of watery benches made from an incredibly clear glass that is used in optical lenses and space shuttles (the same material Tokujin used for his Chair that Disappears in the Rain, a public work in Roppongi), and his pure mineral crystal that was induced to grow over 12 months …



Posted by contributor 11:34 AM, October 29th, 2010 1 comment

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  1. Amazing. Can’t wait to see this in Tokyo next week!

    Comment by Simone — October 31, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

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