There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
Born in 1967. Established Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000. His works, which transcend the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated also as art.
At Milano Salone 2015, Tokujin is presenting new projects in collaboration with three leading Italian brands, Kartell, Glas Italia and MOROSO.
Kartell “PLANET ”
‘ PLANET ’ is the very first lighting design from Kartell. A glittering object which was created by configured complex facets diffuses the light randomly by the lens effect that is brought by arranging the thickness of transparent resin.
Glas Italia ” PRISM Bench ” ” PRISM Cabinet ” A collection of Bench and Cabinet that were made of thick high-transparency glass. By the beveling technique on glass surface, it gives off transparent sparkle like a prism.
MOROSO ” Brook ” A collection of ottoman, pouf and stool, which feature complex composition of facets that makes the form like a twist structure by experimenting in 3D as it is sculpted.
Photos from http://www.tokujin.com/
Time moves in one direction, memory another. We are that strange species that constructs artefacts intended to counter the natural flow of forgetting.
Concrete images taken by Simone Ling.
Part of a photographic series taken somewhere in Asia, whilst waiting for the sun to rise.
“A moment of mystery, it might
almost be called, a moment of
trance. Speaking again of the dark
alcove, I need only pause before
it and I forget the passage of time.”