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Issey Miyake’s Reality Lab Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

About a week ago, Issey Miyake’s REALITY LAB opened in the Aoyama district of Tokyo. This experimental shop houses Issey Miyake’s new brand HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE and the men’s product line by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. The space design by Tokujin Yoshioka comprises of contrasts between the texture of peeled walls and the futuristic…

Interview: Tokujin Continues to Shine with 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…

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Milan 2012 Preview: Luminous Glass Table by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka collaborated with Italian glass furniture manufacturer Glas Italia and produced this “Luminous” transparent glass table which will be showcased at the Salone del Mobile in Milan next week. This table, given its birth by light itself, is as if it is freed from the material world, obtaining its appearance by the…

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Follow-up: Tokujin Yoshioka Exhibit at now! design à vivre in Paris

In continuing our report from 18 January, Mr Tokujin Yoshioka exhibited works from his “Crystallized Project” as part of his award as Creator of the Year at now! design à vivre in Paris. The theme of the “Crystallized Project” is the reflection of the relationship between the power of nature and human beings. For Mr…

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Tokujin Yoshioka is Creator of the Year at now! design à vivre in Paris

During the Maison & Objet show in Paris, three designers of the year awards are announced. This year, Tokujin Yoshioka becomes the first Japanese designer to receive the now! design à vivre 2012 Designer of the Year award, which is given to one designer who has made an impact on the world’s creative scene. As…

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2011: A Design Year in Review (Almost), Part One

Since our site launched in March of this year, we covered different aspects of design – from interiors to furniture to architecture and style. Here is a quick review of our favorites of the year. Enjoy! Posts from the Salone del Mobile You can’t have a website that talks about design without talking about the…

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s “Water Block” at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The Musée d’Orsay, Paris, the museum best known for its extensive collection of the Impressionist paintings, recently reopened the Impressionist Gallery on October 20. Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka/a> participated in the renovation by including his glass bench “Water Block” in the gallery. The bench’s transparent, dynamic shape looks as if it was sculptured from a…