Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tokujin Yoshioka

Check out the amazing Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.  Last year he unveiled "Venus", a natural crystal chair. Quite cutting-edge and innovative, but more of a beautiful piece of art than comfort furniture! More importantly, his production process is very unique - the skeleton of this chair is made of polyester elastomer and then submerged in a tank where the crystals grow over time.  Its an interesting take on sustainable design... creating with the laws of nature.


His website features more incredible work, including architectural/spacial designs and commercial art from his collaborations with the likes of Issey Miyake, Hermes, BMW and Swarvoski.

Here's a video of his "Lake of Shimmer", an installation for Swarvoksi:

2 comments:

Nathalie said...

Great post!
I really enjoy visual inspiration like the one in this peaces!!
This work remembers me the brand Delightfull, I discovered it, while I was seeing some blogs, You Will Enjoy it to!
Delightfull is a brand taht makes the perfect mix between 40’s, 50’s and 60’s music legacy and lighting pieces!
Visit www.delightfull.eu or www.youtube.com/DelightfullLighting and by the way visit also www.bocadolobo.com. They have beautiful luxury timeless pieces!
I really enjoyed your blog.
I’ll come back to see what you post next!

Bernadette Gordon said...

Thanks for your comments Nathalie! These are great suggestions! I will definitely check them out. Hope you keep reading and sending me ideas! ;)
Best,
Bernadette

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