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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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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…

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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…